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Bibliography of fine-grained siliceous deposits

January 1, 1994

This bibliography was compiled under the auspices of the International Geologic Correlations Project's (IGCP) Research Group 115, "Siliceous Deposits of the Pacific Region"; IGCP is sponsored by UNESCO and the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS). Research Group 115 was originally proposed to IGCP in 1974 by Professor Azuma Iijima, University of Tokyo, and is now headed by James R. Hein, U.S. Geological Survey. Cooperative efforts by 86 members from 17 countries help in accomplishing Research Group 115's objectives of correlating sedimentary processes of siliceous deposits in the Pacific Basin and neighboring geosynclinal areas by means of stratigraphy, sedimentology, geochemisty, and paleontology. These correlations will allow us to estimate the geochemical silica budget in the Earth's crust; to estimate the production of silica in the marine environment through geologic time; to formulate a general rule on sedimentation of siliceous deposits in geosynclines; to increase understanding of the development of circum-Pacific orogenic belts; and to obtain basic methods to evaluate siliceous deposits of economic interest. The group agreed to focus on fine-grained siliceous deposits (cherts, siliceous shales, diatomites, and the like) and to exclude quartz sand deposits and quartzose sandstones.

Citation Information

Publication Year 1980
Title Bibliography of fine-grained siliceous deposits
DOI 10.3133/ofr80391
Authors James R. Hein
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Open-File Report
Series Number 80-391
Index ID ofr80391
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse