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Micrite Diagenesis in Senonian Rudist Build-ups in Central Tunisia

  • A. M’Rabet
  • M. H. Negra
  • B. H. Purser
  • S. Sassi
  • N. Ben Ayed

Abstract

Studies of reef diagenesis, intensified during the last two decades, have demonstrated the importance and the variability of diagenetic processes ranging from marine cementation to freshwater dissolution and neomorphism. Many examples, not all of which are reefs, are compiled in two volumes on carbonate cements, one edited by Bricker (1971), and the other by Schneidermann and Harris (1985). These diagenetic modifications have been recognized both in modern and ancient reefs generally composed of corals and algae. Noncoral reefs, including rudist build-ups, have received less attention, one notable exception being the contribution of Enos in this Volume.

Keywords

Planktonic Foraminifera Reef Complex Blocky Calcite Meteoric Diagenesis Ancient Reef 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. M’Rabet
    • 1
  • M. H. Negra
    • 1
  • B. H. Purser
    • 2
  • S. Sassi
    • 1
  • N. Ben Ayed
    • 3
  1. 1.Département des Sciences de la Terre, Faculté des Sciences de TunisCampus UniversitaireTunisTunisia
  2. 2.Laboratoire de Pétrologie Sédimentaires et PaléontologieUniversité Paris Sud-OrsayOrsay CedexFrance
  3. 3.Ecole Normale Supérieure de BizerteBizerteTunisia

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