A Model for the Oscillatory Precipitations of Minerals in Chemically Modified Rocks: The Autocatalytic Role of Surfaces

  • Bernard Guy
  • Jean-Jacques Gruffat
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Series in Synergetics book series (SSSYN, volume 27)


The chemical transformation of rocks by pervading aqueous solutions may sometimes lead to the precipitation of minerals in the form of recurrent alternations of different “strata” (1).


Aqueous Solution Steady State Molar Fraction Chemical Change Wave Length 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bernard Guy
    • 1
  • Jean-Jacques Gruffat
    • 1
  1. 1.Département GéologieEcole des MinesSaint-Etienne CédexFrance

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