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GCAGS Transactions


Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies Transactions
Vol. 19 (1969), Pages 113-114

Environmental Significance of the Physical Attributes of Calcareous Sedimentary Particles

Orrin H. Pilkey, Blake W. Blackwelder, Larry J. Doyle, Ernest L. Estes


Physical attributes of carbonate particles closely reflect environmental conditions. Features such as the degree of aging of shells, particle roundness, particle staining, and shell fragmentation are particularly useful in interpretation of shelf sedimentation. Such particle attributes indicate the relict, shallow water nature of most shelf sediments off the southeastern United States.

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