Argillaceous Rock Atlas

  • Neal R. O’Brien
  • Roger M. Slatt

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Neal R. O’Brien, Roger M. Slatt
    Pages 1-6
  3. Neal R. O’Brien, Roger M. Slatt
    Pages 7-10
  4. Neal R. O’Brien, Roger M. Slatt
    Pages 11-29
  5. Neal R. O’Brien, Roger M. Slatt
    Pages 31-37
  6. Neal R. O’Brien, Roger M. Slatt
    Pages 39-55
  7. Neal R. O’Brien, Roger M. Slatt
    Pages 91-95
  8. Neal R. O’Brien, Roger M. Slatt
    Pages 97-113
  9. Neal R. O’Brien, Roger M. Slatt
    Pages 115-120
  10. Neal R. O’Brien, Roger M. Slatt
    Pages 121-128
  11. Neal R. O’Brien, Roger M. Slatt
    Pages 129-131
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 133-141

About this book

Introduction

A major reason for the lack of understanding of argillaceous rocks is that the key to understanding their history lies in their microfabric. Argillaceous Rock Atlas addresses this aspect by taking a systematic approach to the analysis of shale fabrics. This approach combines such techniques as scanning electron microscopy, x-radiography and thin-section petrography. Thus the book is amply illustrated with scanning electron and thin section photomicrographs and x-radiograms which show the salient features of shale at a variety of scales. A great portion of the book is devoted to case studies, supplemented by mineralogical and geochemical data, which demonstrate the utility of these techniques in the interpretation of depositional environments, diagenetic processes and possible economic significance of argillaceous rocks. Argillaceous Rock Atlas is a valuable and unique reference for students and researchers involved in the fields of sedimentology and stratigraphy, petrology, petroleum geology, hydrogeology and geochemistry.

Keywords

Sediment Turbidite diagenesis fabric lacustrine oil shale petrography petroleum geology sedimentary rock

Authors and affiliations

  • Neal R. O’Brien
    • 1
  • Roger M. Slatt
    • 2
  1. 1.Geology Department Potsdam CollegeState University of New YorkPotsdamUSA
  2. 2.Research and Technical ServicesARCO Oil and Gas CompanyPlanoUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4612-3422-7
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-8005-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4612-3422-7
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