The use of burial diagenetic calcite cements to determine the controls upon hydrocarbon emplacement and mineralization on a carbonate platform, Derbyshire, England.

C. Hollis, G. Walkden

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Late diagenetic calcite cements in the Upper Dinantian limestones of the Derbyshire Platform are contemporaneous with both hydrocarbon emplacement and Mississippi Valley-type (MVT) mineralization. Calcite cementation began during the progressive burial of the Derbyshire Platform and the surrounding basins, principally within fractures generated during the waning effects of Upper Carboniferous extension. Six burial calcite cements can be recognized in dilational vein systems. Successive veins contain progressively more mature hydrocarbon inclusions, and calcite cements are intergrown with fluorite, baryte, galena and sphalerite in increasing quantitites. Compacting Dinantian-Namurian shales in basins adjacent to the platform offer the most likely sources of fluids, trace elements and hydrocarbons.
Original languageUndefined
Title of host publicationRecent Advances in Lower Carboniferous Geology
EditorsP. Strogen
PublisherGeological Society
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)978-1897799581
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 1996

Publication series

NameGeological Society Special Publication
PublisherGeological Society of London

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