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Quantitative Mineralogy and Microanalysis of Sediments and Sedimentary Rocks

Volume 42, 2012
Editors : P. Sylvester
ISBN: 978-0-921294-52-8

The purpose of this course volume is to introduce geologists to modern technologies and techniques for studying the petrography, mineralogy and mineral chemistry of sediments and sedimentary rocks.

The approaches provide new insights into paleo depositional environments and drainage systems, diagenetic histories and basin architecture.

Minerals are important in this context because they preserve an archive of geological processes or surficial conditions that is often homogenized or disturbed at the scale of bulk samples.