Economic Resources in Cretaceous Carbonate Platforms: An Overview
Robert W. Scott, J. A. Toni Simo, Jean-Pierre Masse, 1993. "Economic Resources in Cretaceous Carbonate Platforms: An Overview", Cretaceous Carbonate Platforms, J. A. Toni Simo, Robert W. Scott, Jean-Pierre Masse
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Cretaceous carbonate platforms have great economic significance to humans and our quality of life. They contain approximately 16 of the world's hydrocarbon reserves (Carmatt and St. John, 1986; Klemme and Ulmishek, 1991). In addition, Cretaceous carbonates contain significant bauxite deposits (for aluminum), sedimentary iron, phosphate ores, and important secondary mineral deposits. Cretaceous carbonates are important sources of marble, building stone, and lime for construction. At many places in the world, Cretaceous carbonate platforms have played a significant role in the course of human history not only as economic resources but also as landforms that have influenced human actions.