The Advent of Framebuilders in the Middle Paleozoic
Whereas the preceding Chapters discussed the fundamentals of carbonate sedi-mentology, stratigraphy, and petrography, this second portion of the book describes a variety of carbonate facies complexes given more or less in order of geologic age. These examples serve as documentation for many of the ideas expressed in the first three Chapters. The facies occur in many diverse tectonic settings and are found in shelf cycles, mounds and patch reefs on shelves, buildups at shelf margins, basinal banks, and pinnacles. Well-studied outcrop areas as well as subsurface petroleum reservoirs are included. The examples cited may serve as models for interpretation of less well-known facies patterns.
KeywordsPatch Reef Wave Base Windward Side Rugose Coral Shelf Margin
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