Moganite as an indicator for vanished evaporites: a testament reborn?

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Abstract

Although lutecite, or length-slow silica, frequently is used as an indicator for evaporites, its occasional presence in non-evaporitic regimes has shed suspicion on its reliability. This study provides evidence that lutecite actually is a newly recognized mineral called moganite. The frequent association of moganite with "Magadi-type' chert suggests that moganite is a diagenetic alteration product of the hydrous Na-silicate magadiite. -Author

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)633-638
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Sedimentary Research A: Sedimentary Petrology & Processes
Issue numberA65(4)
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geology
  • Stratigraphy

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