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Progressive Diagenetic Elimination of Strontium in Quaternary to Late Tertiary Coral Reefs of Red Sea: Sequence and Time Scale1

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Gerald M. Friedman
Gerald M. Friedman
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I. B. Brenner
I. B. Brenner
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Published:
January 01, 1977

Abstract

In emergent coral reefs fringing the Red Sea, percolating fresh waters progressively deplete strontium. In coral reefs that are 110,000 years old and still composed of aragonite, the concentration of strontium is essentially that of modern corals. In coral reefs that are 200,000 years old, aragonite has been eliminated and strontium has been reduced markedly. In even older corals,strontium ultimately is eliminated almost completely.

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AAPG Studies in Geology

Reefs and Related Carbonates—Ecology and Sedimentology

Stanley H. Frost
Stanley H. Frost
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Malcolm P. Weiss
Malcolm P. Weiss
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John B. Saunders
John B. Saunders
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American Association of Petroleum Geologists
Volume
4
ISBN electronic:
9781629812076
Publication date:
January 01, 1977

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