Sandstone Diagenesis: Recent and Ancient
Copyright © 2003 International Association of Sedimentologists
Editor(s): Stuart D. Burley, Richard H. Worden
Published Online: 30 MAR 2009
Print ISBN: 9781405108973
Online ISBN: 9781444304459
About this Book
Diagenesis affects all sediments after their deposition and includes a fundamental suite of physical, chemical and biological processes that control the texture, mineralogy and fluid-flow properties of sedimentary rocks. Understanding the processes and products of diagenesis is thus a critical component in the analysis of the evolution of sedimentary basins, and has practical implications for subsurface porosity destruction, preservation and generation. This in turn is of great relevance to the petroleum and water industries, as well as to the location and nature of some economic mineral deposits.
- Combines key papers in sandstone diagenesis published in Sedimentology over the last 30 years.
- Records the development of diagenesis from the description of grain shapes through provenance, petrography and analytical geochemistry to predictive models of diagenetic process.
- Provides definitions and explanations of the terms and concepts used in diagenesis.
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