Sediment tracing is a young and rapidly growing branch of sedimentology.
Successful sediment tracing began in the mid 1950’s with the advent of radioactive
and fluorescent-marking techniques. Although still in infancy, modern tracing
techniques clearly offer the means for delineating the dynamics of many different
This particular sediment-tracing study was begun in 1959 during the writer’s
graduate studies under Dr. K. 0. Emery at the University of Southern California.
Due to the interest and encouragement of Dr.
In this, the second volume of the two-volume review of carbonates in
continental settings, we continue our survey of the important aspects of their
formation and utilisation.Whereas the first volume emphasised the formation
of carbonate sediments, covering the depositional settings, facies and
sedimentological processes; this second volume examines the geochemistry,
diagenesis, sequence stratigraphy of these deposits, along with some of the
The geochemistry of continental carbonates is discussed in depth in
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