A review of fossilization processes in different sedimentary environments (With special reference to the time factor of deposition of ore minerals associated with fossil material, in particular the coprolitic phosphate deposits)
"This thesis offers a cross/section through some principal fossilization processes involving organic matter (animals and plants) during and after sedimentation. The influence of different environments during fossilization is considered. The chemical composition of some classes of living invertebrates and plants is compared with the chemical composition of same organisms as found in consolidated sediments as fossils.
Some literature on carbonates, oxides, silicates, phosphates, and sulphides in fossils is reviewed with particular attention to those instances where the fossils are associated with ore minerals. Special consideration is given to the occurrence and composition of fecal matter in recent and consolidated sediments.
Emphasis was placed throughout on the time value of depositional criteria such as fillings and replacements. It was found that workers in the field of fossilization and sedimentation consider filling and replacement processes to be pre- or syndiagenetic and thus syngenetic. The samples studied for this thesis appear to corroborate the conclusions offered in this literature"--Abstract, page v.
Amstutz, G. C. (Gerhardt Christian), 1922-
Spreng, Alfred C., 1923-2012
Frizzell, Don L. (Donald Leslie), 1906-1972
Christiansen, Carl R., 1921-1997
Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering
M.S. in Geology
Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy
v, 112 pages
© 1959 Giovanna Reggiori Ligasacchi, All rights reserved.
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Sedimentation and deposition
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Ligasacchi, Giovanna Reggiori, "A review of fossilization processes in different sedimentary environments (With special reference to the time factor of deposition of ore minerals associated with fossil material, in particular the coprolitic phosphate deposits)" (1959). Masters Theses. 5548.