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Course, academic year 2022/2023
  
Microscopy of Sedimentary Rocks - MG421C35
Title: Mikroskopie sedimentárních hornin
Czech title: Mikroskopie sedimentárních hornin
Guaranteed by: Institute of Geology and Paleontology (31-420)
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Actual: from 2019
Semester: winter
E-Credits: 3
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:0/2 C [hours/week]
Capacity: unlimited
Min. number of students: unlimited
Virtual mobility / capacity: no
State of the course: taught
Language: Czech, English
Note: enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: prof. RNDr. Stanislav Opluštil, Ph.D.
Teacher(s): Mgr. Karel Martínek, Ph.D.
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Annotation -
Last update: OPLUSTIL (06.05.2002)
Students will acquire strong skills in recognition of the rock composition, sedimentary structures and microstructures, and they will be able to interpret these data in terms of diagenetic history, fluid flow and small-scale depositional history.


Literature -
Last update: prof. RNDr. Stanislav Opluštil, Ph.D. (25.10.2019)

Recommended literature:

A.E.Adams, W.S. MacKenzie and C. Guilford (1994): Atlas of sedimentary rocks under the microscope. Longman, New York.

A.E.Adams and W.S. MacKenzie (1998): A Colour Atlas of Carbonate Sediments and Rocks Under the Microscope. Manson Publishing, London.

Peter Scholle (1979): A Color Illustrated Guide to Constituents, Textures, Cements, and Porosities of Sandstones and Associated Rocks. AAPG Memoir 28, Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Peter Scholle (1978): A Color Illustrated Guide to Carbonate Rock Constituents, Cements, and Porosities . AAPG Memoir 27, Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Requirements to the exam -
Last update: prof. RNDr. Stanislav Opluštil, Ph.D. (25.10.2019)

To receive a credit required is a description and interpretation of 18 thin section of different sedimentary rocks.

 

Syllabus -
Last update: Ing. Radek Trnka, Ph.D. (20.04.2006)

1. Introduction - identification of the main sedimentary rock types and rock forming minerals under the microscope

2. Siliciclastic rocks - grain morphology, modal composition, provenance - typology of quartz grains; microstructures

3. Siliciclastic rocks - porosity, compaction, authigenesis, cements, pressure solution features

4. Carbonates I. - components, specific structures, microstructures, classification

(Folk 1962, Dunham 1962)

5. Carbonates II. - cement types, dolomitization, porosity, pressure solution

dolomitization, dedolomitization, porosity, early, late and burial diagenesis, cements, diagenetic environments

6. Evaporites, cherts, ironstones, glauconite, phosphates

Course schedule:

12 2-hour or 6 4-hour microscopy lab practicals

Requirements:

credit - 18 protocols with description and interpretation of rocks

Dependencies:

course is following the Sedimentary petrology G421P13 and Microscopy G440P05

courses, which must be passed before attending Microscopy of sedimentary rocks

Aim:

Students will acquire strong skills in recognition of the rock composition, sedimentary structures and microstructures, and they will be able to interpret these data in terms of diagenetic history, fluid flow and small-scale depositional history.

 
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