A gibbsite-cemented quartz sandstone

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doi: 10.1306/212F83D2-2B24-11D7-8648000102C1865D
Authors:Clarke, O. M., Jr.; Keller, W. D.
Author Affiliations:Primary:
Geol. Surv. Ala., University, AL, United States
Univ. Mo.-Columbia, United States
Volume Title:Journal of Sedimentary Petrology
Source:Journal of Sedimentary Petrology, 54(1), p.154-158. Publisher: Society of Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists, Tulsa, OK, United States. ISSN: 0022-4472
Publication Date:1984
Note:In English. 10 refs.; illus.
Summary:A gibbsite-containing quartz sandstone occurs near Fort Walton, Florida. Scanning electron micrographs show the gibbsite of the matrix to be anhedral which is the typical morphology in many deposits of bauxite. At the contact surface with the quartz grains, however, the gibbsite crystals are euhedral, as if recrystallized from solution. No kaolinite was detected at this interface despite both Al2O3 and SiO2 being available for combination at the contact. Alternative hypotheses of origin are a) deposition of gibbsite in a sandstone from solutions that obtained the alumina by leaching from a gibbsite zone above, and b) development of gibbsite by intense leaching of clastic sediments on a Tertiary terrace, during which fine quartz sand, probably aeolian, was added. [W.P.F.]
Subjects:Clastic rocks; Clastic sediments; Deposition; Genesis; Gibbsite; Interpretation; Leaching; Mineral composition; Oxides; Precipitation; Quartz sand; Sandstone; Sedimentary petrology; Sedimentary rocks; Sediments; SEM data; Florida; United States; Fort Walton
Abstract Numbers:85M/1045
Record ID:1986024293
Copyright Information:GeoRef, Copyright 2019 American Geosciences Institute.
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