>Has anyone out there done work on c-isotope analysis on organic
>carbon in ancient sediments?
A LOT, ranging from Holocene to Cretaceous. I'm at sea so I don't have
specific rteferencers before me, but see Dean, Arthur, and Claypool, Marine
Geology, 1986; Dean, Gardner, and Anderson, Paleoceanography, Jan. 1994.
My question is this; in programmed
>pyrolysis (Rock-Eval), samples with a %TOC value less than 2% give
>questionable results due to matrix effects from clays,
ok at least to 1% TOC Try usi ng S1+S2 rather than H-index. Forget O-index.
USGS Denver, CO USA
Walter E. Dean
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