Skip to Main Content
Book Chapter

Diagenesis and Fluid Movement -Basin Maturation

By
G. deV. Klein
G. deV. Klein
Search for other works by this author on:
Published:
January 01, 1991

Abstract

This chapter describes the physical and chemical changes that take place in sedimentary rocks after deposition and burial with associated changes in pressure and temperature. These changes are discussed under the topics of sandstone diagenesis, organic geochemistry, and basin hydrogeology. This chapter focuses on how a basin matures into physical and chemical equilibrium assemblages of minerals that characterize sedimentary basin fills after deposition. In the context of ore deposits, maturation is defined as the process that leads to a new assemblage of minerals and other chemical components in response to changes in pressure, temperature, and complex concurrent chemical reactions, caused by changing composition of fluids flowing through pore spaces.

You do not currently have access to this article.

Figures & Tables

Contents

Reviews in Economic Geology

Sedimentary and Diagenetic Mineral Deposits: A Basin Analysis Approach to Exploration

Eric R. Force
Eric R. Force
Search for other works by this author on:
J. James Eidel
J. James Eidel
Search for other works by this author on:
J. Barry Maynard
J. Barry Maynard
Search for other works by this author on:
Society of Economic Geologists
Volume
5
ISBN electronic:
9781629490120
Publication date:
January 01, 1991

GeoRef

References

Related

Citing Books via

Close Modal
This Feature Is Available To Subscribers Only

Sign In or Create an Account

Close Modal
Close Modal