Differential diagenesis is proposed to interpret the alternating cemented and uncemented, fine-grained layers from Pliocene periplatform carbonates of the Great Bahama Bank (Westphal H, Head M J, Munnecke A. 2000).
There are also limestone-marl alternations in Phanerozoic eons, for example, Silurian of Gotland, Sweden(Munnecke A, Samtleben C. 1996). I find a analogous alternation in south China, and I want to find its origin. The difficulty is that the geochemical model. where does dissolusion take place? where does the reprecipitation occur?
More information about the topic:
- Munnecke A, Samtleben C. 1996. The formation of micritic limestones and the development of limestone-marl alternations in the Silurian of Gotland, Sweden. Facies, 34(1): 159-176.
- Westphal H, Head M J, Munnecke A. 2000. Differential Diagenesis of Rhythmic Limestone Alternations Supported by Palynological Evidence. Journal of Sedimentary Research, 70(3): 715-725.