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AAPG Bulletin


Volume: 30 (1946)

Issue: 7. (July)

First Page: 1192

Last Page: 1197

Title: Grain Roundness--A Valuable Geologic Tool

Author(s): Gordon Rittenhouse (2)


The roundness of heavy minerals can be a valuable tool in oil and gas exploration and other geologic work. In the Appalachian Basin roundness has been used to differentiate producing zones, outline petrographic provinces, and help to interpret geologic history. Examples are presented.

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