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Density

Density (ρ) is the mass (m) of a material divided by its volume (V), given in units of mass per unit volume (kg/m3): ρ = m/V The density of a material is a function of the density of the individual … Continue reading

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Sandstone Diagenesis

During diagenesis a sandstone may undergo compaction, cementation and dissolution. Detail these processes and explain why they are important factors that must be considered by petroleum geologists. Diagenesis is the lithification of loose sediment into solid rock through compaction, cementation, … Continue reading

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