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First recorded occurrence of detrital baddeleyite (ZrO (sub 2) ) in sedimentary rock (Smith Bank Formation, Triassic, central North Sea)

A. D. Wilkins, M. J. Wilson, A. Morton, A. Hurst and S. G. Archer
First recorded occurrence of detrital baddeleyite (ZrO (sub 2) ) in sedimentary rock (Smith Bank Formation, Triassic, central North Sea)
Scottish Journal of Geology (November 2015) 51 (2): 185-189

Abstract

Baddeleyite (ZrO2) is a comparatively rare mineral in nature. It has been found previously only in igneous and metamorphic rocks, in soils and modern river sands derived from these rocks and, most recently, in deep sea ferro-manganese nodules in the Indian Ocean. Here we report two occurrences of baddeleyite in a siltstone from the Triassic Smith Bank Formation of the Central North Sea, which we believe to be the first record of this mineral as a detrital phase within a clastic sedimentary rock.


ISSN: 0036-9276
EISSN: 2041-4951
Coden: SJGEAX
Serial Title: Scottish Journal of Geology
Serial Volume: 51
Serial Issue: 2
Title: First recorded occurrence of detrital baddeleyite (ZrO (sub 2) ) in sedimentary rock (Smith Bank Formation, Triassic, central North Sea)
Affiliation: University of Aberdeen, Department of Geology and Petroleum Geology, Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Pages: 185-189
Published: 201511
Text Language: English
Publisher: Geological Society Publishing House for the Geological Societies of Edinburgh and Glasgow, Bath, United Kingdom
References: 49
Accession Number: 2016-005387
Categories: Mineralogy of non-silicatesSedimentary petrology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. strat. col., 1 table, geol. sketch map
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Secondary Affiliation: James Hutton Institute, GBR, United KingdomHM Research, GBR, United Kingdom
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute.
Update Code: 201603
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