Chapter 11. Beachrock and Intertidal Precipitates

  1. David J. Nash and
  2. Sue J. McLaren
  1. Eberhard Gischler

Published Online: 13 MAY 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470712917.ch11

Geochemical Sediments and Landscapes

Geochemical Sediments and Landscapes

How to Cite

Gischler, E. (2007) Beachrock and Intertidal Precipitates, in Geochemical Sediments and Landscapes (eds D. J. Nash and S. J. McLaren), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470712917.ch11

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 MAY 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405125192

Online ISBN: 9780470712917



  • beachrock;
  • intertidal precipitates;
  • rapid lithification of sand;
  • scientific mention of cemented beach deposits;
  • human skeletons


This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction: Nature and General Characteristics

  • Occurrence and Distribution

  • Macro—and Micromorphological Characteristics

  • Chemical Considerations

  • Mechanisms of Formation

  • Palaeoenvironmental Significance

  • Relationship to other Modes of Lithification

  • Directions for Future Research

  • References