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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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Reefs

What is a reef? In your answer provide a definition, general diagnostic features and explain how the reef fauna and flora aid in the precipitation of calcium carbonate. Reefs are self-generated limestone deposits, created by the organisms living in them. … Continue reading

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