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Sandstone composition is a function of four complex and interrelated variables: provenance (itself a function of source rock, relief, and climate), transportation effects, depositional environment, and diagenesis. Documentation of source rock composition and comparison to derivative sandstone composition not only allow evaluation of sandstone provenance changes through time, they also provide evaluation of the relative importance of the variables controlling sandstone composition. Source rock composition is best determined by Gazzi-Dickinson point counts of the source rocks themselves, thus allowing direct comparisons between source rock and sandstone composition and taking into account source rock texture.

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