This special publication by the International Association of Sedimentologists (IAS) is meant to complete a compendium on cementational processes in sandstones. The topic is becoming an increasingly important focus area from the perspective of ground-water resource management/treatment as well as enhanced hydrocarbon recovery. This volume consists of 12 review papers addressing the geologic controls on clay mineral diagenetic cements, stable isotopic compositions and radiometric methods, effects on physical properties including permeability, water saturation, porosity, etc. and quantitative analysis by X-ray diffraction. These papers are followed by nine case studies dealing with the specific clay minerals chlorite, kaolinite, illite and glauconite....

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