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Mg/Ca ratios in freshwater microbial carbonates: Thermodynamic, kinetic and vital effects (2014)
Journal Article
Saunders, P., Rogerson, M., Wadhawan, J., Greenway, G., & Pedley, H. (2014). Mg/Ca ratios in freshwater microbial carbonates: Thermodynamic, kinetic and vital effects. Geochimica et cosmochimica acta, 147, 107-118. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gca.2014.10.014

The ratio of magnesium to calcium (Mg/Ca) in carbonate minerals in an abiotic setting is conventionally assumed to be predominantly controlled by (Mg/Ca)solution and a temperature dependant partition coefficient. This temperature dependence suggests... Read More