THIN-SECTION ANALYSIS OF SANDSTONES ON WEIGHT-FREQUENCY BASIS

Authors

  • BASANTA K. SAHU

    1. Department of Geology, Panjab University, Chandigarh-3 (India)
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      Present address: Department of Geology, Regional Engineering College, Rourkela-8, India.


SUMMARY

The weight-frequency size distribution is generally accepted to be log-normal (phi-normal) for sandstones, but the nature of number-frequency distribution of particles in sandstones is largely unknown. This paper develops the theory of correction procedure for the observed weight-frequency moments obtained by thin-section analysis of sandstones (and clastic sediments in general) which was not available so far.

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