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Carbonate Sediments and Rocks Under the Microscope

A Colour Atlas, 1st Edition

By Anthony Adams, Ian R. MacKenzie

CRC Press

184 pages | 330 Color Illus.

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More than half of the world's petroleum is to be found in carbonate rocks, for example in the Middle East, the former USSR and in North America. These rocks show a bewildering diversity of grains and textures, due in part to the wealth of different fossil organisms which have contributed to carbonate sedimentation, and in part to a wide variety of diagenetic processes which can radically modify textures and obscure the depositional fabric.

Careful petrographic study with a polarising microscope is a key element of any study of carbonate sediments, as a companion to field or core logging, and as a necessary precursor to geochemical analysis. This atlas, which illustrates in full colour a range of features not attempted in any general textbook, is designed as a laboratory manual to keep beside the microscope, as an aid to identifying grain types and textures in carbonates. It appeals alike to undergraduate and graduate students and to professionals in teaching institutions, research laboratories and industry.

Reviews

The quality of colour illustrations is of the highest standard. The images are sharp, and the colour reproduction is excellent

Min Mag

…it behooves even the veteran petrologist to have access to this new publication by Adams and MacKenzie.

American Mineralogist

An immensely useful book. It is the next best thing to being lead through a collection of slides by an experienced tutor… It will appeal to geologists at every level…Unlike many books written to be kept by the microscope, it opens flat.

Microscopy & Imaging News

Table of Contents

Introduction

Staining

Coated Grains:

Definitions

Ooids

Pisoids

Oncoids

Other Coated Grains

Peloids, Aggregate Grains, Intraclasts & Lithoclasts. Bioclasts:

Introduction

Bivalves

Gastropods

Cephalopods

Brachiopods

Corals

Stromatoporoids

Sponges

Bryozoans

Foraminifera

Echinoderms

Calcareous Algae

Trilobites

Ostracods

Worm Tubes and Vermiforms

Tentaculites

Tintinnids

Radiolarians

Microbial Structures

Diagenesis:

Introduction

Micritization

Pedogenic Features

Cementation

Compaction & Tectonic Features

Neomorphism

Microspar & Pseudospar

Dolomites

Dedolomites

Silica

Evaporite & Pyrite Cements and Replacement

Porosity

Limestone Classification

Cathodoluminescence

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI031000
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geology
TEC009150
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Civil / Soil & Rock