Chemical diagenesis in coastal marine sediments

J. F. Gaillard, H. Pauwels, G. Michard

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For organic-rich sediments in Villefranche Bay, Mediterranean Sea, France, a stoichiometric model of organic matter oxidation coupled with sulphate reduction and precipitation of authigenic minerals is proposed in explanation of the observed distribution of elements. This model suggests that, during the first steps of early diagenesis in these sediments, CaCO3 and FeS are precipitating from the pore waters. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)175-187
Number of pages13
JournalOceanologica Acta
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oceanography
  • Aquatic Science


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