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Classification of Carbonate Rocks According to Depositional Textures

@inproceedings{Dunham1962ClassificationOC,
  title={Classification of Carbonate Rocks According to Depositional Textures},
  author={Robert J. Dunham},
  year={1962}
}
Three textural features seem especially useful in classifying those carbonate rocks that retain their depositional texture (1) Presence or absence of carbonate mud, which differentiates muddy carbonate from grainstone; (2) abundance of grains, which allows muddy carbonates to be subdivided into mudstone, wackestone, and packstone; and (3) presence of signs of binding during deposition, which characterizes boundstone. The distinction between grain-support and mud-support differentiates packstone… 
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