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AAPG Bulletin


Volume: 13 (1929)

Issue: 11. (November)

First Page: 1467

Last Page: 1475

Title: Action of Organic Acids Upon Limestone

Author(s): A. N. Murray (2), W. W. Love (2)


An attempt is made to estimate the effect on limestone of organic acids, developed as a result of bacterial decomposition of plants. Experimental evidence shows that, under favorable conditions, these acids may be the most effective solvents of limestone that exist in nature. They are particularly active in the development of porosity.

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