Sulfur sinks and organic carbon relationships in Cretaceous organic- rich carbonates: implications for evaluation of oxygen-poor depositional environments

A. Bein, A. Almogi-Labin, E. Sass

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Abstract

A succession of Upper Cretaceous organic-rich carbonates and phosphorites in central Israel was used to study the relationships between sulfur sinks and organic carbon. In these sediments, deposited in oxygen-deficient and iron-poor environments, organic matter is the sink for the H2S obtained from sulfate reduction. The observed relationships between pyrite, organic sulfur, organic S/C ratio, and reduced sulfur isotopic composition provide valuable information on oxygen-poor depositional regimes. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)882-911
Number of pages30
JournalAmerican Journal of Science
Volume290
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - 1990
Externally publishedYes

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