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Wacke, graywacke and matrix; what approach to immature sandstone classification?

Robert H. Dott
Wacke, graywacke and matrix; what approach to immature sandstone classification?
Journal of Sedimentary Petrology (September 1964) 34 (3): 625-632

Abstract

It is suggested that sedimentary rock classification systems have become confused because factors of genesis related to tectonics, provenance, depositional process and environment have been included in them. Classification based on description alone is desirable. It is recommended that the term graywacke reflect texture and maturity rather than specific mineral composition. The term arkose is viewed as nearly useless. A system of rock classification depending on proportion of matrix is highly recommended.


ISSN: 0022-4472
Coden: JSEPAK
Serial Title: Journal of Sedimentary Petrology
Serial Volume: 34
Serial Issue: 3
Title: Wacke, graywacke and matrix; what approach to immature sandstone classification?
Pages: 625-632
Published: 196409
Text Language: English
Publisher: Society of Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists, Tulsa, OK, United States
Accession Number: 1964-006385
Categories: Sedimentary petrology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus.
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Bibliography and Index of North American Geology, U. S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA, United States
Update Code: 1964
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