Ideas and concepts in sedimentology are changing rapidly but fundamental field work and data collection remain the basis of the science. This book is intended as a guide to the recognition and description of sedimentary rocks in the field. It aims to help the geologist know what to observe and record and how best to interpret this data. The emphasi
Field techniques. Principal characteristics of sedimentary rocks. Conglomerates. Sandstones. Mudrocks. Carbonate rocks. Cherts and Siliceous sediments. Phosphorites. Coal. Evaporites. Ironstones. Soils, palesols and duricrusts. Volcaniclastic sediments. Interpretation: depositional environment and economic significance.