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Sedimentary Rocks in the Field

A Colour Guide, 1st Edition

By Dorrik A.V. Stow

CRC Press

320 pages

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Description

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

Table of Contents

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.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI031000
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geology
TEC003000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / General
TEC009150
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Civil / Soil & Rock