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Clay Mineral Sedimentation in the Ocean

  • Chamley H
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Georges Millot’s thesis (1949) was on the «Relationships between the nature and genesis of argillaceous sedimentary rocks». His last scientific contribution was published in early 1991 a few months before he died and was entitled «About the abundance of smectite minerals in common marine sediments deposited during high sea level stages in late Jurassic-Paleogene times» (Chamley et al. 1990). Georges Millot’s first and last reviews were, therefore, devoted to clay sedimentation in marine environments where he defined the widely used terms of heritage, transformation and neoformation. This underscores the interest and energy that he deployed throughout his scientific life in order to better understand clay mineral sedimentation in the ocean in the course of the earth’s geological history. His scientific and didactic approaches are expressed in all the publications he was part of or wrote by himself, especially in the outstanding book that he published in 1964 (English version in 1970).




Chamley, H. (1997). Clay Mineral Sedimentation in the Ocean. In Soils and Sediments (pp. 269–302). Springer Berlin Heidelberg.

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