Stable isotope geochemistry of carbonate fracture fills in the Monterey Formation, California

B. L. Winter, L. P. Knauth

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Abstract

Isotope systematics can be interpreted in terms of δ18O values that were controlled by crystallization temperatures and the δ18O of connate pore water, and δ13C values that were controlled by depth-sequential organic matter degradation reactions. Each successive generation of carbonate precipitated at progressively higher burial temperatures from isotopically evolving connate pore water. These carbonate-filled fractures developed during burial and not during uplift. Using crystallization temperature estimates from fluid inclusion data, the change in δ18O of conate pore water with increasing temperature in the burial environment is modeled. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)208-219
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Sedimentary Petrology
Volume62
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992

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  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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