A discussion of my paper published in this Bulletin under the title of “The Effect of Gravitational Compaction on the Structure of Sedimentary Rocks”1 has kindly been sent to me by W. W. Rubey. In his paper Rubey attempts to formulate a mathematical equation, based on the data published in my article, which will express the relations between pressure and porosity in fine-grained argillaceous sediments. He criticizes the writer’s method of expressing the same relation based on the same data. He defends his conclusions as to the origin of the Fairport-Natoma anticline, the validity of which had been questioned...

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