Influence Of Depositional Environment On Devil's Hole Calcite Morphology And Petrology

  • Peter T. Kolesar
  • Alan C. Riggs

Devils Hole, a steeply dipping (~ 80°) tectonically formed planar fissure >165 m deep (Riggs et al., 1994), has been accumulating calcite speleothems that contain at least two different paleoclimate records. Below water table deposits contain a 560,000 year paleoclimate isotopic record (Winograd et al., 1992), while above water table deposists record 120,000 years of changing water tabl elevation (Szabo et al., 1994).


Water Table Fluid Inclusion Calcite Crystal Columnar Crystal Irregular Crystal 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter T. Kolesar
    • 1
  • Alan C. Riggs
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. of GeologyUtah State UniversityLoganUSA
  2. 2.U.S. Geological SurveyLakewoodUSA

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