Accumulation of carbonates
The crystallization of carbonates causes pressures in the soil, pushing pre-existing grains, displacing them and ending up in extreme cases by their expulsion from the calcic horizons.
Some indications of the process of displacement are:
|Presence of fragmented and separate mineral grains, showing important changes in position of the different fragments.|
|Presence of bent micas with separated and twisted flakes.|
|Areas of original material compressed in zones of high density.|
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