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Clay diagenesis

posted Apr 10, 2011, 2:01 PM by Ted Bibby   [ updated Apr 14, 2011, 8:51 AM ]
A scanning electron micrograph, looking at the types of clays in marine sediments cores.
This work was done at FSU sometime around 2006-7. The long slender objects are small crystals,
while the spider web looking stuff is diagenetic clay.

Authigetic Smectite Diagenisis, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 2007, Authigetic Smectite diagenisis distribution in the CIROS 1 sedimentary cores on the Antarctic margin, using Scanning Elecron Microscopy(SEM) with Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy (EDS), (Priestas and Wise, 2007)