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Carbon and sulfur relationships in Devonian shales from the Appalachian Basin as an indicator of environment of deposition.

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Abstract

Interprets the covariance of organic carbon and sulfide sulfur in core samples. This covariance results from the catabolism of organic carbon and concomitant reduction of sulfate by sulfate reducing bacteria to form aqueous sulfide which reacts with iron. Defines a central basin area that was the most anoxic-sulfidic (euxinic). This part of the basin is similar to the area of thickest, most organic carbon-rich sediments and has the greatest source-rock potential for petroleum. -from Author

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Carbon and sulfur relationships in Devonian shales from the Appalachian Basin as an indicator of environment of deposition.
Series title:
American Journal of Science
Volume
287
Issue:
1
Year Published:
1987
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
33
Last page:
49
Number of Pages:
17