Authigenic Dolomite in Modern Carbonate Sediments along the Southern Coast of Florida

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Science  25 Aug 1961:
Vol. 134, Issue 3478, pp. 561-562
DOI: 10.1126/science.134.3478.561


Crystalline authigenic dolomite in shallow-water marine sediments from the margins of the North American continent is described for the first time. Dolomite is probably forming at the water-sediment interface in Florida Bay because of an interaction between organic material and hypersaline sea water.