Chapter 9. The Geological Record of Carbonate Rocks

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

Published Online: 11 NOV 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444314175.ch9

Carbonate Sedimentology

Carbonate Sedimentology

How to Cite

Tucker, M. E. and Wright, V. P. (1990) The Geological Record of Carbonate Rocks, in Carbonate Sedimentology, Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444314175.ch9

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



  • carbonate rock geological record;
  • reef complexes and patch reefs;
  • carbonate facies through time;
  • peritidal facies and stromatolites;
  • temporal variations in phanerozoic marine precipitates;
  • marine precipitate pattern and global sea-level curve;
  • secular variations in biomineralization;
  • diagenesis through time;
  • secular variations in carbonate geochemistry;
  • precambrian dolomites


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Carbonate facies through time

  • Temporal variations in phanerozoic marine precipitates

  • Secular variations in biomineralization

  • Diagenesis through time

  • Secular variations in carbonate geochemistry

  • Precambrian dolomites: is there a problem?