Micromorphology of authigenic celestobarite in a duripan from central Australia

L. A. Sullivan, A. J. Koppi

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The micromorphology and elemental composition of celestobarite crystals in a duripan from central Australia are examined. These crystals are flabellate (fan-shaped), have a Ba/Sr ratio of 11.1, and are up to 50 μm in size. The location of the celestobarite crystals within silicified roots and in close association with calcite and clay coatings indicates that these celestobarite crystals are authigenic and were formed under aridic environments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)357-361
Number of pages5
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes


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