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Baker, Julian C; Fielding, Christopher R (1998): Investigation of diagenesis in sediment core CRP-1 from the Ross Sea, Antarctica. PANGAEA,, Supplement to: Baker, JC; Fielding, CR (1998): Diagenesis of glacimarine Miocene strata in CRP-1, Antarctica. Terra Antartica, 5(3), 647-653, hdl:10013/epic.28345.d001

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A diagenetic study was carried out on the cored Miocene section in CRP-1 by thin-section, X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscope, electron microprobe and stable isotopic analysis. Carbonate (calcite, siderite) microconcretions occur locally within intergranular pores and open fractures, and some sands are cemented by microcrystalline calcite. Calcite cement at 115.12 mbsf (metres below sea floor) and possibly microconcretionary calcite at 44.62 mbsf record infiltration of meteoric waters into the section, consistent with sequence stratigraphic evidence for multiple glacial advances over the CRP-1 drillsite. Diagenetic carbonates incorporated carbon derived from both organic matter and marine carbonate. Carbon isotope data are consistent with microconcretion formation at shallow depths. Sandstones are poorly compacted and, despite containing a large component of chemically unstable grains, are virtually unaltered. Preservation of the chemically unstable grain component reflects the cold climate depositional setting and shallow maximum burial depths.
Latitude: -77.007580 * Longitude: 163.755080
Date/Time Start: 1997-10-17T01:30:00 * Date/Time End: 1997-10-24T02:00:00
CRP-1 (16 km ENE Cape Roberts) * Latitude: -77.007580 * Longitude: 163.755080 * Date/Time Start: 1997-10-17T01:30:00 * Date/Time End: 1997-10-24T02:00:00 * Elevation: -153.5 m * Penetration: 132.06 m * Recovery: 113.32 m * Location: off Cape Roberts, Ross Sea, Antarctica * Campaign: CRP-1 * Basis: Sampling/drilling ice * Method/Device: Core wireline system (CWS) * Comment: sea ice thickness: 1.60 m, recovery 86 %. Age and lithology of oldest strata: 22-24 Ma; mudstone with scattered pebbles.
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