Masters Theses

Abstract

"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.

Advisor(s)

Amstutz, G. C. (Gerhardt Christian), 1922-

Committee Member(s)

Spreng, Alfred C., 1923-2012
Frizzell, Don L. (Donald Leslie), 1906-1972
Christiansen, Carl R., 1921-1997

Department(s)

Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Geology

Publisher

Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy

Publication Date

1959

Pagination

v, 112 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 86-96).

Rights

© 1959 Giovanna Reggiori Ligasacchi, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Fossilization
Sedimentation and deposition

Thesis Number

T 1213

Print OCLC #

5927146

Electronic OCLC #

939438172

Included in

Geology Commons

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