Diagenetic replacements of feldspars by quartz in sandstones.

S. Morad, A. A. Aldahan

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Diagenetic replacement of detrital albite and K-feldspar by quartz is common in Proterozoic sandstones of the Visingso Group, the Data Sandstone Formation (southern and central Sweden, respectively) and the Brottum Formation (southern Norway). The silica required for precipitation of quartz has been derived from 1) sources external to the feldspars, but which occur within the same sandstone sample, and 2) dissolution and/or replacement of the feldspars by diagenetic clay minerals. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)488-493
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Sedimentary Petrology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1987
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Environmental Science
  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences


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