By Peter A. Scholle
This quantity expands and improves the AAPG 1978 vintage, a colour Illustrated consultant to Carbonate Rock ingredients, Textures, Cements, and Porosities (AAPG Memoir 27). Carbonate petrography may be very complex. altering assemblages of organisms via time, coupled with the randomness of thin-section cuts via complicated shell varieties, upload to the trouble of picking skeletal grains. in addition, simply because many basic carbonate grains are composed of risky minerals (especially aragonite and high-Mg calcite), diagenetic alteration regularly is sort of large in carbonate rocks. the variety of inorganic and biogenic carbonate mineralogy via time, despite the fact that, complicates prediction of styles of diagenetic alteration.This publication is designed to aid take care of such demanding situations. It encompasses a wide selection of examples of often encountered skeletal and nonskeletal grains, cements, materials, and porosity varieties. It contains vast new tables of age distributions, mineralogy, morphologic features, environmental implications and keys to grain identity. It additionally includes a variety of noncarbonate grains, that take place as accent minerals in carbonate rocks or which could offer very important biostratigraphic or paleoenvironmental info in carbonate strata. With this consultant, scholars and different employees with little formal petrographic education could be in a position to research skinny sections or acetate peels less than the microscope and interpret the most rock parts and their depositional and diagenetic historical past.
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A Color Guide to the Petrography of Carbonate Rocks: Grains, Textures, Porosity, Diagenesis (AAPG Memoir) (Aapg Memoir) by Peter A. Scholle