Chapter 6. Petrography of Limestones from the Wall and Fore-Reef

  1. Noel P. James1 and
  2. Robert N. Ginsburg2

Published Online: 6 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444303711.ch6

The Seaward Margin of Belize Barrier and Atoll Reefs: Morphology, Sedimentology, Organism Distribution and Late Quaternary History

The Seaward Margin of Belize Barrier and Atoll Reefs: Morphology, Sedimentology, Organism Distribution and Late Quaternary History

How to Cite

James, N. P. and Ginsburg, R. N. (1980) Petrography of Limestones from the Wall and Fore-Reef, in The Seaward Margin of Belize Barrier and Atoll Reefs: Morphology, Sedimentology, Organism Distribution and Late Quaternary History, Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444303711.ch6

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Geology, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St John's, Newfoundland A1B 3X5, Canada

  2. 2

    Comparative Sedimentology Laboratory, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami, Fisher Island Station, Miami Beach, Florida 33139, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 6 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 9 MAY 1980

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780632005239

Online ISBN: 9781444303711

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Keywords:

  • petrography of limestones - from wall and fore-reef;
  • carbonate cements;
  • Mg-calcite cement;
  • blocky aragonite crystals;
  • holocene and late pleistocene limestones;
  • Halimeda grainstones to wackestones;
  • stromatolites;
  • coral and lithified sediment alteration;
  • reef-building coral alteration;
  • coral rich limestones and lithification

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Carbonate Cements

  • Holocene and Late Pleistocene Limestones

  • Alteration of Coral and Lithified Sediment

  • Summary