Based upon our experience, we suggest studying the fabrics of argillaceous rocks by combining three techniques: x-radiography, petrography, and scanning electron microscopy. Each provides useful information of macrofabrics revealed by radiography and thin-sections, and microfabrics revealed with the scanning electron microscope (SEM). Thus, argillaceous rock fabric analysis is a three-step procedure.
KeywordsClay Quartz Dust Epoxy Shale
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