Shales and Mudstones

II. Petrography, Petrophysics, Geochemistry and Economic Geology

Ed.: Jürgen Schieber; Winfried Zimmerle; Parvinder S. Sethi

1998. 1. edition, IV, 296 pages, 102 figures, 29 tables, 3 plates, 17x24cm, 700 g
Language: English

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Shales and mudstones are the most poorly understood sedimentary rock type. They comprise approximately two thirds of the stratigraphic column and contain the bulk of recorded earth history. In the future, understanding shales will be crucial for a wide variety of studies. Yet, getting a balanced perspective of research on these fascinating rocks is difficult because it is dispersed over so many subdisciplines. The two volumes of this book present up to date research on a wide range of topics in shale geology, and were assembled with the goal to ease access to this engaging field of research. Chapter introductions were written by experts in their field, and are intended to define the state of the art, to provide access to pertinent literature, and to set the stage for the corresponding research papers.
Volume I covers basin-scale analysis, sedimentology and paleontology of shales.
Volume II supplements this perspective with detailed treatments of petrography, burial history, petrophysics, geochemistry, and economic aspects of shales. The broad coverage of topics should make this book a valuable source of information for those that want to keep informed about current developments in shale research, and a source of inspiration for those interested to enter this exciting field of study.

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Schieber, J. Zimmerle, W.: Petrography of Shales: A survey of
Techniques 3-12
Zimmerle, W.: Petrography of the Boom Clay from the Rupelian type
locality, Northern Belgium (with 3 plates, 3 figures, and 2 tables)
Totten, M. W. Hanan, M. A.: The Accessory-Mineral Fraction of
Mudrocks and its Significance for Whole-rock Trace-element
Geochemistry (with 7 figures and 4 tables) 35-53
O'Brien, N. R., Brett, C. E. Woodard, M. J.: Shale Fabric as a Clue
to Sedimentary Processes - Example from the Williamson-Willowvale
Shales (Silurian), New York (with 8 figures) 55-66
Katsube, T. J. Williamson, M. A.: Shale Petrophysical
Characteristics: Permeability History of subsiding Shales (with 17
figures) 69-91
Bloch, J.: Shale Diagenesis: A Currently Muddied View (with 3 figures
and 1 table) 95-106
Hucheon, I., Bloch, J., de Caritat, P., Shevalier, M., Abercrombie, H.
Longstaffe, F.: What is the Cause of Potassium Enrichment in Shales? (with 13
figures and 1 table) 107-128
Haynes, J. T., Melson, W. G., O'Hearn, T., Goggin, K. E.
Hubbell, R.: A High Potassium Mid-Ordovician Shale of the Central
Appalachian Foredeep: Implications for Reconstructing Taconian
Explosive Volcanism (with 6 figures) 129-141
Melson, W. G., Haynes, J. T., O'Hearn, T., Hubbell, R., Goggin, K. E.,
Locke, D. Ross, D.:" K-Shales of the Central Appalachian
Paleozoic: Properties and Origin (with 6 figures and 1 table) 143-159
Grathoff, G. H., Moore, D. M., Hay, R. L. Wemmer, K.: Illite Polytype
Quantification and K/Ar Dating of Paleozoic Shales: A Technique to
Quantify Diagenetic and Detrital Illite (with 5 figures and 6 tables)
Mahoney, J. B., Hooper, R. L. Michael, G.: Resolving Compositional
Variations in Fine-Grained Clastic Sediments: A Comparison of Sr/Nd
Isotopic and Mineralogical Sediment Characteristics, Shikoku Basin,
Philippine Sea (with 8 figures and 2 tables) 177-194
Sethi, P. S., Hannigan, R. E. Leithold, E. L.: Rare-Earth Element
Chemistry of Cenomanian-Turoian Shales of the North American Greenhorn
Sea, Utah (with 6 figures and 2 tables) 195-208
Hannigan, R. Basu, A. R.: Late Diagenetic Trace Element
Remobilization in Organic-Rich Black shales of the Taconic Foreland
Basin of Québec, Ontario, and New York (with 6 figures and 7 tables)
Sethi, P. S. Schieber, J.: Economic Aspects of Shales and Clays: An
Overview 237-253
Leventhal, J. S.: Metal-Rich Black Shales: Formation, Economic Geology
and Environmental Considerations (with 14 figures and 3 tables)
Subject Index 283-296