Origin of Marl-Limestone Alternation (Oxford 2) in Southwest Germany

  • W. Ricken
  • C. Hemleben

Abstract

A cored Oxford 2 marl-limestone alternation shows diagenetic overprint of primary marl-limestone rhythms. The clay content in the marl layers is enhanced due to pressure solution and the formation of marl seams. Well preserved and little compacted burrows throughout the limestone beds indicate early cementation. Weathering emphasises the differences in primary lithology.

Keywords

Cretaceous Lime Compaction Sponge Pyrite 

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