Color Guide to Petrography of Carbonate Rocks / Edition 1

Color Guide to Petrography of Carbonate Rocks / Edition 1

by American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Dana S. Ulmer-Scholle, Dana S. Ulmer-Scholle
     
 

ISBN-10: 0891813586

ISBN-13: 9780891813583

Pub. Date: 10/24/2006

Publisher: American Association Of Petroleum Geologists

This volume expands and improves the AAPG 1978 classic, A Color Illustrated Guide to Carbonate Rock Constituents, Textures, Cements, and Porosities (AAPG Memoir 27). Carbonate petrography can be quite complicated. Changing assemblages of organisms through time, coupled with the randomness of thin-section cuts through complex shell forms, add to the difficulty of

Overview

This volume expands and improves the AAPG 1978 classic, A Color Illustrated Guide to Carbonate Rock Constituents, Textures, Cements, and Porosities (AAPG Memoir 27). Carbonate petrography can be quite complicated. Changing assemblages of organisms through time, coupled with the randomness of thin-section cuts through complex shell forms, add to the difficulty of identifying skeletal grains. Furthermore, because many primary carbonate grains are composed of unstable minerals (especially aragonite and high-Mg calcite), diagenetic alteration commonly is quite extensive in carbonate rocks. The variability of inorganic and biogenic carbonate mineralogy through time, however, complicates prediction of patterns of diagenetic alteration.

This book is designed to help deal with such challenges. It includes a wide variety of examples of commonly encountered skeletal and nonskeletal grains, cements, fabrics, and porosity types. It includes extensive new tables of age distributions, mineralogy, morphologic characteristics, environmental implications and keys to grain identification. It also encompasses a number of noncarbonate grains, that occur as accessory minerals in carbonate rocks or that may provide important biostratigraphic or paleoenvironmental information in carbonate strata. With this guide, students and other workers with little formal petrographic training should be able to examine thin sections or acetate peels under the microscope and interpret the main rock constituents and their depositional and diagenetic history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780891813583
Publisher:
American Association Of Petroleum Geologists
Publication date:
10/24/2006
Series:
Aapg Memoir Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
474
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.30(d)

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