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The Trenton and Black River Formations of the Michigan Basin have been diagenetically altered by a complex sequence of events related to both the stratigraphic and structural history of the basin. The physical distribution and chemical composition of dolomite in the Trenton and Black River Formations are variable and suggest multiple episodes of dolomitization. The most extensive diagenetic alteration of both Trenton and Black River limestones has occurred in fracture-controlled hydrocarbon reservoirs. Within reservoirs several stages of dolomitization were followed by carbonate and sulfate cementation, and sulfide mineralization. Although the general patterns of reservoir alteration have been recognized for some...

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