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Stratigraphic distribution of lipoid substances in Cedar Creek Bog, Minnesota

Frederick Morrill Swain and Nikola Prokopovich
Stratigraphic distribution of lipoid substances in Cedar Creek Bog, Minnesota
Bulletin of the Geological Society of America (December 1954) 65 (12, Part 1): 1183-1198

Abstract

The lake and bog deposits of Cedar Creek Forest, Isanti and Anoka counties, Minnesota, consist of a multiple-facies accumulation of marl, peat, copropel, and sapropel. Chromatographic analyses of the lipoid extracts of samples of the sediments show measurable amounts of saturated and aromatic hydrocarbons as well as large proportions of asphalts and polar lipoid compounds. In general composition the "oily" fractions some-what resemble a Venezuelan asphalt. The ratio of total lipoids in the peat, marl, and underlying sand, respectively, in this deposit is approximately 12:3:1. The highest measured content of saturated hydrocarbons occurs just above the marl. The other fractions show no noteworthy relationship to depth or type of material. Most of the variation in distribution of the lipoids appears primary, but some shifting of the hydrocarbons may have resulted from movements of ground water within the bog. The data suggest that the hydrocarbon formation or liberation from the source material took place concomitantly with the accumulation of the lake and bog deposits.


ISSN: 1050-9747
Coden: BUGMAF
Serial Title: Bulletin of the Geological Society of America
Serial Volume: 65
Serial Issue: 12, Part 1
Title: Stratigraphic distribution of lipoid substances in Cedar Creek Bog, Minnesota
Pages: 1183-1198
Published: 195412
Text Language: English
Publisher: Geological Society of America (GSA), Boulder, CO, United States
Accession Number: 1959-030047
Categories: Economic geology of energy sources
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus.
N43°30'00" - N49°00'00", W97°10'00" - W89°45'00"
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2019, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Bibliography and Index of North American Geology, U. S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA, United States
Update Code: 1959
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