Dedolomitization by meteoric fluids: the Korbach fissure of the Hessian Zechstein basin, Germany

Citation
S. Zeeh et al., Dedolomitization by meteoric fluids: the Korbach fissure of the Hessian Zechstein basin, Germany, J GEOCHEM E, 69, 2000, pp. 173-176
Citations number
9
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Earth Sciences
Journal title
JOURNAL OF GEOCHEMICAL EXPLORATION
ISSN journal
0375-6742 → ACNP
Volume
69
Year of publication
2000
Pages
173 - 176
Database
ISI
SICI code
0375-6742(200006)69:<173:DBMFTK>2.0.ZU;2-N
Abstract
The Korbach fissure, which outcrops in an abandoned quarry near Korbach (He sse, Germany), contains a famous Permian tetrapod fauna and is hosted by Pe rmian marine carbonate rocks. Petrography of the host rock indicates strong dedolomitization related with precipitation of carbonate cements. Carbon a nd oxygen isotope data show the influence of isotopically light carbon and oxygen from the vadose zone in the immediate vicinity of the fissure, indic ating that the Korbach fissure acted as a conduit for meteoric fluids durin g the Permian time. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.