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Journal of Petroleum Geology

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Journal of Petroleum Geology, Vol.14, No.1, pp. 19-36, 1991

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POLLEN TRANSLUCENCY AS A THERMAL Previous HitMATURATIONTop INDICATOR

I. Lerche* and T. E. McKenna*

*Department of Geology, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA.


Abstract

Using an inversion technique, we show that pollen translucency with depth can be used as a quantitative tool to estimate the thermal history of sedimentary sequences. The overall trend of translucency is a decrease with increasing depth.

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