Articles | Volume 11, issue 6
Solid Earth, 11, 1987–2013, 2020

Special issue: Faults, fractures, and fluid flow in the shallow crust

Solid Earth, 11, 1987–2013, 2020

Research article 05 Nov 2020

Research article | 05 Nov 2020

Fault-controlled fluid circulation and diagenesis along basin-bounding fault systems in rifts – insights from the East Greenland rift system

Eric Salomon et al.

Data sets

Clumped isotope replicate raw level data E. Salomon

Short summary
This study focuses on the impact of major rift border faults on fluid circulation and hanging wall sediment diagenesis by investigating a well-exposed example in NE Greenland using field observations, U–Pb calcite dating, clumped isotope, and minor element analyses. We show that fault-proximal sediments became calcite cemented quickly after deposition to form a near-impermeable barrier along the fault, which has important implications for border fault zone evolution and reservoir assessments.