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Organic geochemistry of sediments on the flanks of Tanner and Cortes banks offshore from southern California

Open-File Report 82-829

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Abstract

Holocene sediment, composed mainly of foram tests, occurs on the flanks of the Tanner and Cortes Banks, offshore southern California. The organic matter in this sediment differs in content and composition from the organic matter in nearby basins. Two sources of hydrocarbons are indicated: terrestrial plants and biodegraded or immature petroleum.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Organic geochemistry of sediments on the flanks of Tanner and Cortes banks offshore from southern California
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
82-829
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1982
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey,
Description:
18 p., ill., map ;28 cm.