Sedimentary Phosphate Method for Estimating Paleosalinities: Limited Applicability

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Science  21 Feb 1969:
Vol. 163, Issue 3869, pp. 812-813
DOI: 10.1126/science.163.3869.812


The sedimentary phosphate method for estimating paleosalinities was tested on argillaceous sediments from different formations and environments. Results reveal that the method cannot be used generally.