A study of lacustrine dolomite and associated sediments of Lake Mound, Lynn and Terry counties, Texas
Leach, Jerald Wayne
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The purpose of this study was to collect geological and geochemical data which would aid in describing conditions surrounding the formation of penecontemporaneous dolomite in Lake Moxind. The advantage gained in studying this particular dolomite is that it has not been subjected to processes of extensive diagenesis and offers a model for examining some of the environmental conditions similar to those that existed during the time of dolomite formation. Studies of penecontemporaneous dolomite provide the best information available regarding conditions surrounding the formation of dolomite. When sufficient data become available, it should be possible to isolate conditions essential to the process, to reproduce these in the laboratory, and to synthesize dolomite under conditions which could exist in a natural sedimentary environment.