Phosphatic cay sandstone

Hopley, David (2011) Phosphatic cay sandstone. In: Hopley, David, (ed.) Encyclopedia of Modern Coral Reefs: structure, form and process. Encyclopedia of Earth Science . Springer, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, pp. 798-801.

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Phosphatic cay sandstone consists of beach materials cemented or replaced by phosphate minerals mainly in the form of dahllite (carbonate hydroxyapatite). In most instances the phosphate is derived from bird guano leached from the surface soils. It can be sufficiently concentrated for it to have been mined for agricultural fertilizer since the early nineteenth century.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Reference)
ISBN: 978-90-481-2639-2
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2012 02:52
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