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Tulsa Geological Society


Tulsa Geological Society Digest
Vol. 31 (1963), Pages 256-256

Palynology - The New Frontier: Abstract

John F. Grayson1


After a brief sketch of the development of palynology and the amount of activity in this field at present, some of the basic principles of palynology are presented and examined in detail. While discussing these principles, their potential value to the field of geology will be illustrated. Among the important problems facing exploration geologists are the following:

1. Age dating of sediments.

2. Correlation of contemporaneously deposited sediments

3. Depositional environment of sediments.

Palynology can give information in all three of these areas. Emphasis is placed on some of the recent correlations established on the basis of palynological work. Because palynology is such a young field, some of the problems confronting palynologists are discussed as well as certain areas of this field that are relatively unexplored.


Acknowledgments and Associated Footnotes

1 Pan American Research Corp., Tulsa, Oklahoma

April 1, 1963

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