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Sedimentary Rocks: Carbonate Rocks
Sedimentary Rocks: Carbonate Rocks is a course handout meant to accompany the discussion of chemical and biochemical sedimentary rocks. Rock composition is broken into the main categories of limestone and dolostone. Depositional conditions are discussed, including the topics of coral reefs, plankton, and carbonate compensation depth (CCD). There are a few photographs, which display calcareous algae. Links are provided to the online Physical Geology resources at Georgia Perimeter College.
Intended for grade levels:
  • College (13-14)
  • College (15-16)
Type of resource:
  • Text:
    • Abstract / Summary
Subject:
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geochemistry
    • Geology
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright Pamela J. W. Gore, 1994-2000.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-000-975
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: Dr Pamela J.W. Gore
Georgia Perimeter College, Department of Geology