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Basin Sediments and Processes as a Physicochemical System

  • N. M. Strakhov
  • S. I. Tomkeieff
  • J. E. Hemingway

Abstract

Sediments that have just been deposited, as was indicated in the first volume of this monograph, represent a system of substances internally out of equilibrium and capable of reacting with each other. By various chemical transformations these substances gradually produce a system in physicochemical equilibrium, and this system then becomes a rock. The stage of physicochemical equilibrium of the primary components of sediments under the thermodynamic conditions of the earth’s surface has long been called the stage ofdiagenesis’. It is necessary to examine this stage of lithogenesis systematically and in detail. Attention will be focussed exclusively on subaqueous accumulations.

Keywords

Basin Sediment Interstitial Water Oxidation Zone Interstitial Solution Authigenic Mineral 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1967

Authors and Affiliations

  • N. M. Strakhov
    • 1
  • S. I. Tomkeieff
    • 2
  • J. E. Hemingway
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of GeologyAcademy of Sciences of the U.S.S.R.Russia
  2. 2.University of Newcastle upon TyneUK

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