Skip to content

Sedimentary Petrology An Introduction to the Origin of Sedimentary Rocks

Spend $50 to get a free DVD!

ISBN-10: 0632057351

ISBN-13: 9780632057351

Edition: 3rd 2001 (Revised)

Authors: Maurice E. Tucker

List price: $113.00
Shipping box This item qualifies for FREE shipping.
Blue ribbon 30 day, 100% satisfaction guarantee!
what's this?
Rush Rewards U
Members Receive:
Carrot Coin icon
XP icon
You have reached 400 XP and carrot coins. That is the daily max!


The study of sedimentary rocks is still a major part of all earth science undergraduate courses worldwide. This new edition has had a complete redesign and update of text, with the redrafting of a number of figures.
Customers also bought

Book details

List price: $113.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/29/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 7.48" wide x 9.62" long x 0.61" tall
Weight: 1.760
Language: English

Preface to the third edition
Preface to the second edition
Preface to the first edition
Introduction: basic concepts and methodology
Basic concepts
Siliciclastic sediments I: sandstones, conglomerates and breccias
Sediment texture
Sedimentary structures
Palaeocurrent analysis
Detrital components of siliciclastic sediments
Classification of siliciclastic sediments
Petrography and origin of principal sandstone types
Sandstone composition, provenance and tectonic setting
Sandstone diagenesis
Porosity and permeability
Depositional environments of sandstones and coarser clastics
Siliciclastic sediments II: mudrocks
Textures and structures of mudrocks
The colour of mudrocks
Mineral constituents of mudrocks
The formation and distribution of clay minerals in modern sediments
Diagenesis of clay minerals and mudrocks
Mudrocks and their depositional environments
Mineralogy of carbonate sediments
Components of limestones
Classification of limestones
Limestone grain size and texture
Sedimentary structures of limestones
Carbonate diagenesis
Dolomitization, dedolomitization and silicification
Porosity in carbonate sediments
Carbonate depositional environments and facies
Gypsum and anhydrite
Other evaporite minerals and their occurrence
Evaporite dissolution and replacement
Evaporite sequences and discussion
Sedimentary iron deposits
Source and transportation of iron
The formation of the principal iron minerals
Occurrence and petrography of the iron minerals
Precambrian iron-formations and Phanerozoic ironstones
Bog iron ores
Ferromanganese nodules and crusts, and metalliferous sediments
Sedimentary phosphate deposits
Nodular and bedded phosphorites
Bioclastic and pebble-bed phosphorites
Guano and ocean-island phosphorites
Coal, oil shale and petroleum
Modern organic deposits
Ancient organic deposits
Coals and the coal series
Coal petrology
Coal formation and rank
Occurrence of coal
Oil shales
Formation of kerogen
Cherts and siliceous sediments
Chert petrology
Bedded cherts
Nodular cherts
Non-marine siliceous sediments and cherts
Volcaniclastic sediments
Autoclastic deposits
Pyroclastic-fall deposits
Pyroclastic-flow and -surge deposits
Hydroclastites: hyaloclastites and hyalotuffs
Epiclastic volcanogenic deposits
Diagenesis of volcaniclastic sediments