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Experimental investigation of the dissolution of quartz by a muscovite mica surface : implications for pressure solution

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posted on 2006-08-04, 00:00 authored by E Meyer, Wren Greene, N Alcantar, J Israelachvili, J Boles
Using the surface forces apparatus, which can measure small changes in thickness occurring even at essentially geological timescales, we have measured dissolution of quartz sheets when pressed against muscovite mica surfaces in aqueous electrolyte solution, but no dissolution is observed under dry conditions. It is postulated that the dissolved quartz may reprecipitate outside the contact junction as a fragile silica gel, which could be the main factor limiting the rate of further dissolution.

History

Journal

Journal of geophysical research : solid earth

Volume

111

Issue

8

Publisher

Wiley - Blackwell Publishing

Location

Hoboken N. J.

ISSN

1934-8843

eISSN

1934-2098

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal