The effects of provenance and diagenesis on clay content and crystallinity in Miocene through Pleistocene deposits, southwestern Taiwan Journal Article uri icon

Overview

abstract

  • X-ray analysis of clays in Plio-Pleistocene sediment taken from two wells in southwestern Taiwan shows that clays of high diagenetic grade are present at -shallow depths. These clays were not produced by in situ burial diagenesis, but were instead derived from metasedimentary rocks in the sediment source area and provide information about sediment provenance. These detrital clays obscure the effects of in situ diagenesis of shallowly buried sediment, although diagenetic changes can be observed where the Plio-Pleistocene rocks are buried to depths of 2000 to 3000 meters.

publication date

  • January 1, 1985

Full Author List

  • Manias WG; Covey M; Stallard RF

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 173

end page

  • 185

issue

  • 21