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A Colour Guide to the Petrography of Carbonate Rocks

Product Code: 649B
Series: AAPG Memoirs
Author/Editor: Edited by Peter A. Scholle and Dana S. Ulmer-Scholle
Publication Date: 01 January 2003
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AAPG Memoir 77

This is an exceptional volume that expands and improves the AAPG 1978 classic, A colour Illustrated Guide to Carbonate Rock Constituents, Textures, Cements, and Porosities (AAPG Memoir 27). Scholle and Ulmer-Scholle have painstakingly assembled an outstanding collection of photographs and diagrams to help the reader identify and classify various carbonate rocks and their properties.

This book also provides the basis for a nine-module online course designed to supplement classroom or in-house teaching.


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Type: Book
Ten Digit ISBN: 0-89181-358-6
Thirteen Digit ISBN: 978-0-89181-358-3
Publisher: AAPG
Binding: Hardback
Pages: 474
Weight: 2.30 kg


Introduction • PRIMARY CONSTITUENTS  Skeletal Grains/Bioclasts • 1. Microbes and Calcareous Algae - Calcimicrobes and cyanobacteria, Marine green algae, Charophytes, Red algae, Phylloid algae • 2. Foraminifers - Agglutinated forms, Small calcareous benthics, Large benthics, Encrusting forms, Planktics • 3. Other Micro- and Nannofossils - Calpionellids, Coccolithophores, calcareous nannoplankton, Calcispheres, Tunicate spicules, Radiolarians, Diatoms and other siliceous algae, Dinoflagellates and related groups • 4. Annelids and Related Groups • Serpulids and sabellariids, Cornulites, tentaculites and styliolinids • 5. Sponges and Related Groups • Archaeocyaths, Sponges, Stromatoporoids • 6. Corals, Octocorals, and Hydrozoans - Tabulate corals, Rugose corals, Scleractinian corals, Octocorals, Hydrozoans • 7. Bryozoans • 8. Brachiopods • 9. Mollusks • Gastropods, Cephalopods, Scaphopods • 10. Echinoderms • Echinoids, Crinoids, Blastoids, Holothurians, Asteroids and ophiuroids • 11. Arthropods • Trilobites, Ostracodes, Barnacles • 12. Problematica • Receptaculites, Nuia, Palaeoaplysina, Tubiphytes, Lithocodium, Hensonella • 13. Vertebrate and Plant Remains - Vertebrate bones, teeth, and scales, Conodonts, Woody plant remains, Spores, pollen, and organic matter • Non-skeletal Grains • 14. Ooids, Pisoids and Other Coated Grains • Ooids, Pisoids and other coated grains • 15. Intraclasts and Extraclasts • 16. Pellets and Peloids • 17. Non-carbonate Constituent Grains -Terrigenous grains, Glauconite, Phosphate Iron minerals • 18. Matrix - Micrite, microspar, and micritic precipitates • 19. Primary Sedimentary Fabrics/Structures • Burrows, Borings, Geopetal fabrics, Fenestral fabrics, Laminations • CARBONATE CLASSIFICATION • 20. Carbonate Rock/Sediment Classifications - Folk (1959/1962), Dunham, Embry and Klovan, Wright, Examples • 21. Carbonate Porosity Types and Classification • DIAGENESIS • 22. Diagenetic Processes and Terminology • 23. Syngenetic/Eogenetic Marine Diagenesis - Bio-alteration and micrite envelopes, Aragonite cements, Hardgrounds, Internal sediment Botryoidal cements, Other cements • 24. Eogenetic Meteoric Diagenesis - Vadose fabrics, Phreatic fabrics, Calcrete/caliche/paleosol/paleokarst fabrics, Travertines and other fabrics • 25. Mesogenetic/Telogenetic Burial Diagenesis - Mechanical and chemical compaction features, Fractures, Cements, Paragenetic relationships • 26. Dolomite and Siderite • Dolomite, Baroque (saddle) dolomite, Leached and/or calcitized dolomite, Siderite • 27. Sulfides and Chlorides • 28. Silica Replacement and Cementation • 29. Other Diagenetic Materials - Sulfides and oxides, Fluorite, Phosphate and glauconite, Authigenic feldspar, Hydrocarbons • 30. Techniques - Staining, peels, impregnation, and illumination techniques, Cathodoluminescence microscopy, Epi-fluorescence microscopy, Fluid inclusion studies, SEM X-ray dispersive analysis, Electron microprobe analysis, X-ray diffraction analysis, Stable isotopic geochemistry, Strontium isotope geochemistry • Glossary • Index


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