Coated Grains

  • Tadeusz M. Peryt

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. Approaches

  3. Ooids

  4. Rhodoids

  5. Oncoids

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 271-271
    2. Tadeusz M. Peryt
      Pages 273-275
    3. J. Schneider, H. G. Schröder, Th. Le Campion-Alsumard
      Pages 284-298
  6. Vadoids

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 435-435
    2. Tadeusz M. Peryt
      Pages 437-449
    3. Henry S. Chafetz, John C. Meredith
      Pages 450-455
    4. Robert L. Folk, Henry S. Chafetz
      Pages 474-487
    5. C. J. Burgess
      Pages 488-502

About these proceedings


Coated grains have always attracted attention, at first of naturalists, and later of geologists, and the interest in these peculiar bodies was re­ lated both to their intriguing form and their significance in facies inter­ pretation and sedimentology and to their relevance to accumulations of hydrocarbons and other mineral deposits. This resulted in numerous publications on this subject, and the intention of this volume is to sum­ marize the present state of knowledge on coated grains. The idea of the book was to unite some general papers with papers reporting case studies of both recent and ancient coated grains. The organization of the book follows this intention. The papers presented in this volume have been invited by the editor; the theme of the book merits a few words of personal history. The development of studies of coated grains during the last two decades has not only resulted in a great increase in knowledge of recent and ancient environments of coated grain formation, but also numerous important and controversial questions of classification, environmental significance, mineralogical composition etc. of ancient coated grains have arisen. To answer these questions, in 1978 I started the study of many ancient and recent occurrences of coated grains at the Institut fUr Geologie, Ruhr-UniversiUH Bochum, following the invitation of Hans Fiichtbauer and sponsored by the Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung.


Dolomite Gestein Karbonatgestein Konkretion Sediment classification diagenesis environment fabric formation geology lacustrine mineral mineral deposits sedimentology

Editors and affiliations

  • Tadeusz M. Peryt
    • 1
  1. 1.Instytut GeologicznyWarszawaPoland

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1983
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-68871-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-68869-0
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