• Douglas W. Lewis
  • David McConchie


Textural attributes of grains and relationships between grains are examined by a variety of procedures ranging in scale from naked-eye examination (coarse particles) to electron microscopy (magnifications to more than 300,000x). Salient procedures for examining texture are largely treated here, but essential preparation procedures are discussed in Chapter 5. Microscopy essential for mineralogical identification also provides powerful means of textural analysis (Chapter 8). Qualitative interpretations from studies of texture are reviewed in PS Chapter 5 and a few of the salient papers are provided in the Selected Bibliography of this chapter; interpretations from quantitative studies of size distributions are briefly discussed here following the review of quantitative methodology.


Grain Size Analysis Sieve Analysis Sedimentary Petrology Hydrometer Analysis Cumulative Curve 
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Selected Bibliography


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Studies on Conversion to Sieve Sizes of Other Size Measures

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Porosity and Permeability

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