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Journal of Sedimentary Research (SEPM)


Journal of Sedimentary Petrology
Vol. 38 (1968)No. 3. (September), Pages 859-862

Diagenetic Surface Textures on Quartz Grains in Limestone

David Krinsley, Jack Donahue


Quartz sand grains floating in limestone (Cambro-Ordovician and Lower Devonian) were examined by electron microscopy. Four classes of diagenetic surface textures were observed: crystal surfaces, solution surfaces, pressure solution striations, and fracture surfaces. These features result from pore water solution and deposition, and from grain movements during diagenesis.

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