Carbonates and Evaporites

, Volume 13, Issue 2, pp 219–228 | Cite as

Coated particles: Illustrated features

  • S. B. Nazhat


Coated particles (ooids) represent important geological aspects relating to the environment of deposition, recrystallization, and other diagenetic processes. All of these factors play a big role in preserving the ooids, with all the changes, alterations, and replacements that take place over the ages!

This paper concerns modern examples of ooids collected from the Abu Dhabi shores (Persian Gulf), the Great Lake, Utah, and the Bahamas. Also, a few samples of Barremian Aptian (Lower Cretaceous) carbonates are illustrated from France and Tunisia.

The formation of the ooids may be attributed to the presence of organic material and microbes.


Aragonite Great Barrier Reef Ooids Oolite Sedimentary Petrology 
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