Abstract

Aragonitic oolites (ooids) are present as a minor constituent of Georgia outer continental shelf and upper slope sediments. They are found at depths between about 35 and 150 m and are most abundant in a north-south band at the continental shelf break. Oolites make up at a maximum, about 14 percent of the total sediment. Associated shallow water foraminifera and a C-14 date of 26,000 yr B.P. indicate the origin of these oolites at a time of lowered Pleistocene sea level.

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