Controls of tufa development in Pleistocene Lake Bonneville, Utah

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Publication Type Journal Article
School or College College of Mines & Earth Sciences
Department Geology & Geophysics
Creator Jewell, Paul
Other Author Felton, Alisa; Chan, Marjorie; Currey, Donald
Title Controls of tufa development in Pleistocene Lake Bonneville, Utah
Date 2006
Description Prominent tufa localities along the Provo level (∼14,000 14C yr B.P.) shoreline in Pleistocene Lake Bonneville have been characterized in detail. Three types of tufa are recognized: capping tufa, beachrock, and capping tufa over beachrock. Capping tufa and beachrock are end members of a continuum based on variable clastic content. All three types typically occur on headland environments that had stable substrate and little sediment input. Tufa development correlates with bedrock exposure and landform orientation, which in turn are correlated (R2=0.89) with the longest fetch directions in the basin. Tufa also tends to be located at major subbasin divides and in the western portion of the basin.
Type Text
Publisher University of Chicago Press - Journals
First Page 377
Last Page 389
Subject Tufa; Pleistocene; Pluvial lakes
Subject LCSH Calcium carbonate; Carbonate minerals; Bonneville, Lake
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Felton, A., Jewell, P. W., Chan, M., & Currey, D. (2006). Controls of tufa development in Pleistocene Lake Bonneville, Utah. Journal of Geology, 114, 377-89.
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Date Created 2012-06-13
Date Modified 2021-05-06
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