Limestone compaction: an enigma

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Compression of an undisturbed carbonate sediment core under a pressure of 556 kg/cm2 produced a “rock” with sedimentary structures similar to typical ancient fine-grained limestones. Surprisingly, shells, foraminifera, and other fossils were not noticeably crushed, which indicates that absence of crushed fossils in ancient limestones can no longer be considered evidence that limestones do not compact.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Limestone compaction: an enigma
Series title Geology
DOI 10.1130/0091-7613(1977)5<21:LCAE>2.0.CO;2
Volume 5
Issue 1
Year Published 1977
Language English
Publisher Geological Society of America
Contributing office(s) Coastal and Marine Geology Program
Description 4 p.
Larger Work Type Article
Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title Geology
First page 21
Last page 24
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