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AAPG Bulletin


Volume: 67 (1983)

Issue: 9. (September)

First Page: 1427

Last Page: 1428

Title: Fibrous Calcite Veins, Overpressures, and Primary Oil Migration: GEOLOGIC NOTE

Author(s): Robert Stoneley (2)


The fibrous calcite veins, found parallel to the bedding of certain shales, may have been formed during burial as a consequence of overpressuring. Their presence could even be indicative of former overpressures. This suggestion, if it can be upheld, carries implications for theories of primary oil migration.

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