Geologists with a good basic understanding of geology who wish to further develop their skills in this area.
The course covers the following aspects:- An introduction to clastic / carbonate petrography- Grain textures- Clastic / carbonate grain types (detrital mineralogy)- Classification- Diagenetic mineralogy- PorosityClastic Petrography covers:- Thin section preparation- Staining techniques- Thin section petrography basics- Identification of grains- Texture (grain size, sorting, shape and fabric)- Point counting (modal) analysis- Classification of sandstones- Packing, porosity and permeability- Factors controlling diagenesis- Diagenetic processes in relation to sandstone porosity- Porosity enhancement- Environmental indicators and provenanceCarbonate Petrography covers:- Lithology- Depositional texture (Dunham classification)- Grain size and texture (sorting, roundness, grain contacts)- Present versus original rock components (e.g. grain types, mud, fossils, cements, pores, diagenetic minerals)- Pore types and cements (identification, distribution and relationships)- Diagenesis and advanced petrographic techniques
Classroom exercises and presentations
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