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A Colour Atlas of Carbonate Sediments and Rocks under the by A. E. Adams

By A. E. Adams

Greater than 1/2 the world's petroleum is located in carbonate rocks, particularly within the heart East, the previous USSR, and North the United States. those rocks exhibit a bewildering number of grains and textures, a result of wealth of alternative fossil organisms which give a contribution to their sedimentation and to the various diagenetic procedures which adjust textures and imprecise the unique deposits and upholstery. cautious petrographic learn with a polarizing microscope is a key aspect for learning carbonate sediments, as a comparability to box or middle logging, and as a precursor to geochemical research. This atlas illustrates in complete colour various positive aspects of carbonate rocks and sediments, insurance way more large than in any basic textbook. it really is designed as a realistic advisor for settling on grain forms and textures in carbonates and should charm alike to undergraduate and graduate scholars and to pros in either learn and business laboratories.

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92, 93 Stained thin section. Upper Jurassic, Morocco, PPL, 92 x 8, 93 x 25. 56 B io c la s t s Tabulate and rugose corals, although constructed of calcite, appear to have a similar structure to the scleractinians, with little structure visible in planepolarised light and irregular blotchy or sweeping extinction when the microscope stage is rotated with polars crossed. 94-96 are tabulate corals, 94 being a transverse section of a colony of the fasci­ culate tabulate Syringopora. The thick walls and absence of septae are characteristic.

In a number of places a trace of the original crossedlainellar structure is still visible and towards the centre there is minor replacement by blue-stained ferroan calcite. The shell also has a geopetal infil (p. 131) of fine bioclastic and terrigenous sediment. 66 Unstained thin section, Upper Jurassic, Provence, France, PPL, x 28. 66 67 Stained thin section, 67 Miocene, Mallorca, Spain, PPL, x 14. 45 C a r b o n a t e S e d im e n t s a n d R o c k s U n d e r t h e M ic r o s c o p e Molluscs: Cephalopods O n rhe whole, cephalopods are not a major con­ tributor ro limestones.

92, 93 Stained thin section. Upper Jurassic, Morocco, PPL, 92 x 8, 93 x 25. 56 B io c la s t s Tabulate and rugose corals, although constructed of calcite, appear to have a similar structure to the scleractinians, with little structure visible in planepolarised light and irregular blotchy or sweeping extinction when the microscope stage is rotated with polars crossed. 94-96 are tabulate corals, 94 being a transverse section of a colony of the fasci­ culate tabulate Syringopora. The thick walls and absence of septae are characteristic.

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