Zeolitization of Tuffaceous Rocks of the Green River Formation, Wyoming

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Science  21 Jul 1967:
Vol. 157, Issue 3786, pp. 307-308
DOI: 10.1126/science.157.3786.307


The alkali-rich zeolites mordenite and clinoptilolite have been discovered in tuffaceous rocks of the Green River Formation, Wyoming. This occurrence strongly supports the alteration of glass to alkali-rich zeolite to analcime as the paragenetic sequence of alteration of tuffaceous rocks deposited in ancient Lake Gosiute.