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By A.M. Alonso-Zarza, Lawrence H. Tanner

This ebook offers an up to date compilation of the newest examine at the petrography, facies, paleonvironmental importance and fiscal elements of continental carbonates. the general association of the e-book first emphasizes the descriptive points and approaches working on carbonate deposits in vastly diverse settings, after which considers functions for basin research, in addition to financial and historic features. This quantity might be a helpful instrument for graduate and postgraduate scholars in addition to for knowledgeable researchers. the second one part (volume sixty two during this series) will care for the geochemistry, diagenesis and functions of carbonates in continental settings.

  • Covering the enormously diversified features of carbonate deposits from continental settings deposits
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  • Up thus far info, so readers can locate references from the vintage literature to the latest research

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The term ‘‘varves’’ refers to regular laminae that are deposited on an annual basis within a glacial lake (De Geer, 1912) while the term ‘‘non-glacial varves’’ refers to similar lamination in a non-glacial lake. The term ‘‘rhythmites’’ refers to regular lamination in which the time frame for deposition is not known (Glenn and Kelts, 1991). The term ‘‘laminites’’ simply describes regular to non-regular lamination. Laminated sediment forms where the lake bottom (1) receives variable sediment input and (2) retains conditions for the preservation of sediment with minimal disturbance or erosion (cf.

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The burrowed to massive limestone associated with pelecypod2ostracode wackestones and packstones of the lower Green River Formation in the Uinta Basin (Utah, USA) is interpreted as a nearshore facies (Wiggins and Harris, 1994). , 2000). , 1997) exhibits faint bioturbation features (Figure 3A) as ostracode and gastropod wackestones from productive, shallow lacustrine zones. The Lower Cretaceous La Hue´rguina Formation of the Un˜a Lacustrine Carbonates 51 Figure 12 Schematic core descriptions from Fayetteville Green Lake of New York (USA).

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