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Coated Grains from the Zechstein Limestone (Upper Permian) of Western Poland

  • Tadeusz M. Peryt


From the Zechstein Limestone, the carbonate member of the lowermost Zech-stein evaporite cycle, the Werra, of different parts of the basin ooids, oncoids, rhodoids and vadoids have been described by various authors (e.g., Kerkmann 1966, Kostecka 1966, Füchtbauer 1968, Piekarska and Kwiatkowski 1975, Peryt 1977, 1978, 1981a, Peryt and Piatkowski 1977, Belka 1979, Peryt and Wagner 1981, Smith, in press). Quite often the same type of coated grains occurring in the Zechstein Limestone rocks has been variously termed, depending on the general conviction of a given author as to the significance of processes leading to the origin of that type. On the other hand, usually the fact that in any given rock the grains which originated in different times in quite different environments can co-occur, has been ignored and the common practice was that the features observed in a part of coated grains occurring in a given Zechstein rock and characteristic of a certain type of coated grains, led to generalization that other grains of somewhat different features are in fact variations of that type. All these caused the picture of conditions of occurrence and formation of particular types of coated grains in the Zechstein deposits to become obscured.


Fossil Alga Radial Texture Carbonate Sedimentology Assoc Petrol Geol Zechstein Basin 
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Authors and Affiliations

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

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