The crystalline phase of the carbonate moonmilk: a terminology approach
Mirona Chirienco - (33/1,2004)
The crystals forming the solid phase of moonmilk deposits can grow from various solutions due to inorganic or/and organic processes. The terminology used so far to define the crystalline phase of the moonmilk is vast. However, if one applies for the widely accepted classification and terminology used in sedimentary petrology, this wide range of terms describing particular morphologies of carbonates may be narrowed to the following three categories: fiber crystals, polycrystals, and calcified filaments, and applied whenever the size and shapes of calcite crystals in moonmilk and their mutual interrelationships come into discussion.