Special Issue "Diagenetic and Vein Minerals in Sedimentary Rock Complexes: Formation, Constraints and Significance for Reconstruction of Geological History"
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Interests: fluid and solid inclusions; isotopes; diagenesis; geochronology
Interests: geochemistry; organic matter; hydrocarbons; biomarkers; diagenesis
Sedimentary rocks from the different age rock complexes in the European Lowlands (specifically, the Polish Lowlands) have for years been the focus of studies aiming to identify their prospects for the occurrence of mineral and/or non-mineral deposits. Rocks are reached mostly by deep drillings. Only in the Carpathians are they on the surface. Rock complexes have been analyzed from the point of view of the petrographic–mineralogical characteristics of the deposits, their diagenesis, determinations of pressure–temperature conditions of mineral formation, and the mineral and non-mineral deposit occurrences. Research usually comprises macroscopic analysis of logs and sampling, microscopic analysis of rocks and minerals in thin sections and double-sided polished wafers, analyses of rocks and inclusions (fluid and stable), luminescence analysis, microthermometry of fluid inclusions, light isotopic analyses (carbon, oxygen), and Raman studies. Combined analyses lead to distinguishing, e.g., orthochemical components as carbonates, authigenic quartz, anhydrite, chlorite, illite, and kaolinite that occur in the sedimentary rocks, and mineral characterization. Fluid inclusion and isotopic data, and analyses of Raman spectra together with potential FT geochronology provide temperature–pressure–volume constraints for the formation of minerals, result in the characterization of paleofluids, and give an insight into the geological history of the complex. The conditions of paleofluid trapping may be linked to the history of the sedimentary basin. Contributions on such petrologic–mineralogical problems are welcome to this issue.
Prof. Dr. Katarzyna Jarmołowicz-Szulc
Prof. Dr. Leszek Marynowski
Dr. Peter Modreski
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- petrologic studies
- fluid inclusions
- light isotopes
- raman analysis
- fission tracks