EOSC 320 - Sedimentology
Origin, diagenesis and geochemistry of sediments and sedimentary rocks.
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1. Discuss the origin and evolution of sedimentary rocks (from sediments to rocks).
2. Describe, classify and interpret sedimentary rocks.
3. Interpret and classify sedimentary environments based on sedimentological data.
4. Interpret sedimentological data in order to correlate stratigraphic sequences.
5. Define and use the endless jargon associated with sedimentary rocks and the science of sedimentology.
Boggs, S. Principles of Sedimentology and Stratigraphy.
Non required but useful:
- Prothero, D.R. and Schwab, F., 1996, Sedimentary Geology. Freeman, 575 p.
- Walker, R.G. and James, N.P., 1992, Facies Models Response to Sea Level Change, Geological Association of Canada, 454 pp.
- Introduction to stratigraphy
- Organization of Strat. Record
- Stratigraphic units
- Origin of grains
- Sediment transport and sedimentary
- Clastic rocks
- Depositional Systems
- Sequence Stratigraphy
- Tectonics and Sedimentation
Age and biostratigraphy
Clastic facies and correlation
Sedimentary structures/flume observation (2 wks)
Description and Identification of clastic rocks
Description and identification of carbonates
Fence diagrams- sedimentology in 3D
Geophysical logs- or who needs rocks?
Build your own facies model: The Fraser Delta Tidal Flats