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Channel sandstones

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January 01, 1974

Abstract

Numerous types of sandstone bodies encountered in the subsurface have two characteristics in common — they are elongate and lenticular in cross section. These characteristics apply to sandstones resulting from fringing-beach, offshore-bar, chenier, strike-valley, sand-wave, tidal-current, and channel deposition, as well as to some turbidites and some component parts of deltas. Of all these types of sandstone, the channel type is very unusual in that it commonly is deposited subaerially and thus can be observed and studied more readily on the surface. In recent years, many pertinent papers dealing with outcropping ancient channel sandstones have been published. The reader is referred particularly to the following authors for basic information: Fisk (1944), Wilson (1948), Lins (1950), Siever (1951), Pepper et al. (1954), Hopkins (1958), Friedman (1960), Schlee and Moench (1961), Andresen (1961, 1962), Potter (1962a), Potter and Pettijohn (1963), and Bernard and Major (1963).

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Memoir

Stratigraphic Traps in Sandstones — Exploration Techniques

Daniel A. Busch
Daniel A. Busch
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American Association of Petroleum Geologists
Volume
21
ISBN electronic:
9781629812168
Publication date:
January 01, 1974

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