Deep-Sea Carbonates

  • Richard Rezak
Part of the Marine Science book series (MR, volume 2)


Calcium carbonate in sediments can greatly effect the engineering properties of those sediments. Factors that may effect engineering properties are: 1) great variation in primary void ratios, (2) inherent strength of carbonate grains, (3) degree of sorting, (4) ratio between grains and matrix, (5) nature and amount of cement, and (6) depth of burial. Deep-sea carbonates appear to be anomalous but do exist in rather large quantities. Their existence must depend upon a combination of physico-chemical and organic-chemical factors that need to be investigated in much more detail.


Calcium Carbonate Carbonate Sediment Planktonic Foraminifera Carbonate Cement Pelagic Sediment 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1974

Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard Rezak
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  1. 1.Texas A&M UniversityUSA

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