Carbonate mineralogy and faunal relationship in tropical shallow water marine sediments: Cape Comorin, India

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dc.contributor.author Hashimi, N.H.
dc.contributor.author Nair, R.R.
dc.contributor.author Kidwai, R.M.
dc.contributor.author Rao, V.P.
dc.date.accessioned 1995-05-09T09:57:19Z
dc.date.accessioned 2017-09-29T13:48:39Z
dc.date.available 1995-05-09T09:57:19Z
dc.date.available 2017-09-29T13:48:39Z
dc.date.issued 1982
dc.identifier.citation Sedimentary�Geology, vol.32; 1982; 89-98
dc.identifier.issn 0037-0738
dc.identifier.uri http://drs.nio.org/drs/handle/2264/6596
dc.description.abstract The carbonate mineralogy of Recent sediments from the western and eastern continental shelves around Cape Comorin off the southern tip of India was determined by X-ray diffraction analyses. The results show that in the sediments where benthic foraminifera are the most abundant component, as on the extreme western side and on a narrow strip between the depths of 40 and 50 m, on the eastern side (Gulf of Mannar), the carbonate mineralogy is dominated by high magnesium calcite. In sediments where molluscs exceed other components, as on the eastern shelf between 10 and 40 m, the most abundant mineral is aragonite. Low-magnesium calcite does not appear to be related to depth or carbonate components
dc.language en
dc.publisher Elsevier
dc.relation.ispartof Sediment Geol
dc.relation.isreferencedby SCI
dc.subject Geology and Geophysics
dc.subject.other holocene
dc.subject.other aragonite
dc.subject.other calcite
dc.subject.other mineral composition
dc.subject.other mineralogy
dc.subject.other sedimentation
dc.subject.other carbonate sediments
dc.subject.other ISW, Indian Ocean
dc.title Carbonate mineralogy and faunal relationship in tropical shallow water marine sediments: Cape Comorin, India
dc.type Journal Article


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