SEDIMENTARY PETROGRAPHY I
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The purpose of this course is to serve as an introduction to texture, mineral composition and origin of sandstones.
Course contents summary
Mechanical and chemical weathering. Soil and new minerals formation. Types of sedimentary rocks. Transport and deposition of clastic costituents. Sands and sandstones: grain-size analyses; graphic presentation and interpretation of grain-size distribution; grain-form analysis; fabric analysis. Synthesis of data.
Blatt, H.,1992, -Sedimentary Petrology- W.H.
Freeman and Company; Friedman, G.M. and Kenneth,G.J.,1982, -Exercises in Sedimentology- John Wiley &Sons, Inc.; Tucker,M.E.,2003, -Sedimentary Rocks in the Field- John wiley & Sons Ltd.; Pettijohn,F.J.,Potter,P.E.and Siever,R., 1987, -Sand and Sandstone- Springer-Verlag, Berlin