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Cross-bedding dip as a measure of sandstone compaction

Gordon Rittenhouse
Cross-bedding dip as a measure of sandstone compaction
Journal of Sedimentary Petrology (September 1972) 42 (3): 682-683

Abstract

The difference between the present dip of cross-beds, corrected for structural tilt, and the dip at the time of deposition provide a measure of sandstone compaction. Present cross-bedding dips in the Navajo sandstone by Kiersch suggest a most likely compaction of about 24 percent of the upper unit and about 27 percent of the lower unit.


ISSN: 0022-4472
Coden: JSEPAK
Serial Title: Journal of Sedimentary Petrology
Serial Volume: 42
Serial Issue: 3
Title: Cross-bedding dip as a measure of sandstone compaction
Author(s): Rittenhouse, Gordon
Pages: 682-683
Published: 197209
Text Language: English
Publisher: Society of Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists, Tulsa, OK, United States
Accession Number: 1972-039789
Categories: Sedimentary petrology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute.
Update Code: 1972
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