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Determination of Diagenetic Paleotemperature—Introduction

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Peter A. Scholle
Peter A. Scholle
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Published:
January 01, 1979

Abstract

This symposium on “The Determination of Diagenetic Paleotemperatures” was originally sponsored by the Eastern Section of the Society of Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists. All but one of the papers published here were presented orally at the 11th Annual Northeastern Section, Geological Society of America meeting on March 27, 1976. The original concept of the symposium was to bring together people using a wide variety of geochemical and mineralogical techniques and to discuss the application of such techniques to a common geological problem. Although a number of these tools are used routinely within the petroleum industry, they are not necessarily generally applied throughout the geological profession. Thus, the symposium served the function of familiarizing a broad range of geologists with a significant part of the spectrum of techniques available for the quantitative or semi-quantitative determination of burial temperatures of sediments. The reader should be aware, however, that many other techniques, not discussed here, are also available for such studies. All the techniques presented have some degree of uncertainty in their determinations and may be affected by one or more factors such as water chemistry, pressure, organic carbon or hydrocarbon concentration, or geologic time. Therefore, it is often advisable to use two or more complementary techniques which provide a cross-check. The papers in this volume, written mostly as review articles rather than descriptions of new applications, provide the reader with the background needed to select and apply the technique most useful for a given problem.papers in this volume fall into two natural

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SEPM Special Publication

Aspects of Diagenesis

Peter A. Scholle
Peter A. Scholle
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Paul R. Schluger
Paul R. Schluger
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SEPM Society for Sedimentary Geology
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26
ISBN electronic:
9781565761568
Publication date:
January 01, 1979

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