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Combined electron microbeam imaging techniques can be used to quantify cementation and compaction processes in deformation bands and their surround-ing host rocks. Mixed secondary and backscattered electron signals can be used to definitively identify pore space, whereas scanned cathodoluminescence can be used to discriminate between detrital and authigenic quartz. Classic deformation bands from three porous sandstone units, the Cambrian Hickory Sandstone of central Texas (two bands and two host rocks), the Pennsylvanian Tensleep Sandstone of Wyoming (one band and one host rock), and the Pennsylvanian Weber Sandstone of northwestern Colorado (one band and one host rock), were examined using...

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