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Economic Resources in Cretaceous Carbonate Platforms: An Overview

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Robert W. Scott
Robert W. Scott
Amoco Production Company Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S.A.
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J. A. Toni Simo
J. A. Toni Simo
Department of Geology and Geophysics University of Wisconsin Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.A.
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Jean-Pierre Masse
Jean-Pierre Masse
Centre de Sedimentologie et Paleontologie Universite de Provence Marseille, France
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Published:
January 01, 1993

Abstract

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.

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AAPG Memoir

Cretaceous Carbonate Platforms

J. A. Toni Simo
J. A. Toni Simo
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Robert W. Scott
Robert W. Scott
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Jean-Pierre Masse
Jean-Pierre Masse
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American Association of Petroleum Geologists
Volume
56
ISBN electronic:
9781629810973
Publication date:
January 01, 1993

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