Chapter 1. Carbonate Sediments and Limestones: Constituents

  1. Maurice E. Tucker1 and
  2. V. Paul Wright2

Published Online: 11 NOV 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444314175.ch1

Carbonate Sedimentology

Carbonate Sedimentology

How to Cite

Tucker, M. E. and Wright, V. P. (1990) Carbonate Sediments and Limestones: Constituents, in Carbonate Sedimentology, Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444314175.ch1

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Durham, UK

  2. 2

    University of Reading, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 NOV 2009
  2. Published Print: 12 MAR 1990

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780632014729

Online ISBN: 9781444314175

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Keywords:

  • carbonate sedimentology;
  • carbonate sediments and limestones;
  • carbonate petrography - basic concepts and terminology;
  • carbonate petrography and limestone classification;
  • non-skeletal grains - coated grains, peloids, aggregates and clasts;
  • ooids and peloids;
  • skeletal grains in limestones;
  • skeletal organism mineralogy;
  • limestone matrix - dense, fine grained calcite crystal;
  • limestone porosity types

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Non-skeletal grains

  • Skeletal grains

  • Matrix

  • Granulometric and morphometric properties

  • Grain orientation and packing

  • Limestone classification

  • Data collection and processing

  • Porosity