Microbial Mats in Siliciclastic Depositional Systems Through Time
The research field on microbial mats in siliciclastic environmental settings has greatly developed since its establishment by studies of pioneering scientists such as Gisela Gerdes, Wolfgang Krumbein, Jürgen Scheiber, David Bottjer and others. This SEPM Special Publication is the result of the SEPM Research Conference on Sandy Microbial Mats (modern and ancient), which was held in May 21-23, 2010 at Dinosaur Ridge, Denver, Colorado, USA. This volume presents peer reviewed individual case studies on microbial mats and on sedimentary structures (often called “microbially induced sedimentary structures-MISS”) that occur in modern and ancient marine and terrestrial environments. The conference brought together sedimentologists, microbiologists, and paleontologists from 30 countries and all five continents.
Microbial Mat–Related Structures in the Quaternary Cape Vani Manganese-Oxide (-Barite) Deposit, NW Milos Island, Greece
Published:January 01, 2012
Stephanos P. Kilias, 2012. "Microbial Mat–Related Structures in the Quaternary Cape Vani Manganese-Oxide (-Barite) Deposit, NW Milos Island, Greece", Microbial Mats in Siliciclastic Depositional Systems Through Time, Nora Noffke, Henry Chafetz
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Microbial mat–related sedimentary structures are present in Lower Pleistocene mixed epiclastic-volcaniclastic sediments that host the Cape Vani manganese-oxide (-barite) deposit on NW Milos Island, Greece. Milos Island is a dormant and recently emergent 2 Ma volcano of the active Southern Aegean volcanic arc. The deposit occurs in a 1-km-long marine rift basin floored by a dacite dome. Basin fill is a >60-m-thick sequence of epiclastic glauconite-bearing sediments sandwiched between lower and upper mixed volcaniclastic sandy tuffs and epiclastic sandstones. Host siliciclastics consist of glass shards, lithic fragments, plagioclase, K-feldspar, biotite, pyroxene, and silica and clay cements, overprinted by a...