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Gas Pits in Non-marine Sediments

Maxson, John H. (1940) Gas Pits in Non-marine Sediments. Journal of Sedimentary Research, 10 (3). pp. 142-145. ISSN 1527-1404. doi:10.1306/d42690bc-2b26-11d7-8648000102c1865d.

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The generation of the natural gas methane during the decomposition of organic debris is responsible for minor phenomena of sedimentation termed gas pits. Some of these are small circular pits with surrounding mud mounds formed by the escape of gas bubbles from the surface of mud bars. Larger crater-like pits are formed in submerged mud and silt bars as the result of erosion in the vicinity of active gas bubble agitation.

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Additional Information:© 1940 Society for Sedimentary Geology. The writer wishes to thank Mr. E. D. McKee, who was a member of the 1937 Colorado River expedition, for criticism of the manuscript.
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Official Citation:John Haviland Maxson; Gas pits in non-marine sediments. Journal of Sedimentary Research 1940;; 10 (3): 142–145. doi:
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