Chapter 8. Rock Varnish

  1. David J. Nash and
  2. Sue J. McLaren
  1. Ronald I. Dorn

Published Online: 13 MAY 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470712917.ch8

Geochemical Sediments and Landscapes

Geochemical Sediments and Landscapes

How to Cite

I. Dorn, R. (2007) Rock Varnish, in Geochemical Sediments and Landscapes (eds D. J. Nash and S. J. McLaren), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470712917.ch8

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405125192

Online ISBN: 9780470712917



  • scientists thinking;
  • natural rock exposures;
  • geochemical sediments;
  • bare-rock landscapes;
  • biogeochemical curtains


This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction: Nature and General Characteristics

  • Distribution, Field Occurrence and Geomorphological Relations

  • Macro—and Micromorphological Characteristics

  • Chemistry and Mineralogy

  • Mechanisms of Formation or Accumulation

  • Palaeoenvironmental Significance

  • Relationships to other Terrestrial Geochemical Sediments

  • Summary and Directions for Future Research

  • Acknowledgements

  • References