Analysis of "standard" (Lipica) limestone tablets and their weathering by carbonate staining and SEM imaging, a case study on the Vis Island, Croatia

Krklec, Kristina and Marjanac, Tihomir and Perica, Dražen (2013) Analysis of "standard" (Lipica) limestone tablets and their weathering by carbonate staining and SEM imaging, a case study on the Vis Island, Croatia. Acta Carsologica, 42 (1). pp. 135-142. ISSN 0583-6050

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Abstract

This paper focuses on the evolution and patterns of microscale weathering forms and dissolution rates of “standard” (Lipica) limestone tablets. Analysis of carbonate weathering using combination of methods (quantitative analysis by the weight loss of "standard" tablets, and qualitative analysis of the weathered surfaces by stained acetate peels and SEM imaging) showed that dissolution takes place not only at the surface of limestone tablets, but also along voids and cavities in limestone tablets which makes total weathering surface larger than the area of the tablet surface. Dissolution is more pronounced on the micritic calcite surfaces (due to different dissolution kinetics of carbonate minerals), resulting in lowering of the surface (calcite matrix) which causes gradual unburial and removal of authigenic dolomite grains.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: limestone weathering, standard limestone tablets, acetate peels, SEM imaging
Date: 2013
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Geology
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Geology
Project code: 119-0362975-1226, 269-2693084-3083, 119-0000000-1164
Publisher: Znanstvenoraziskovalni centar Slovenske akademije znanosti in umetnosti
Depositing User: Sonja Borak
Date Deposited: 20 Mar 2014 09:39
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2014 09:39
URI: http://digre.pmf.unizg.hr/id/eprint/665

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