Notes for Carbonates test

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20:22 Carbonates form major oil, gas, and water resources Carbonates are biogenic… born in place Biogenic origin leads to evolution of deposit applied with caution Controls on carbonate sedimentation- geotectonics, climate, nutrients Carbonate factories- tropical, cool water, and mud mound Worlds largest oil reservoir- Ghawar                      gas reservoir- North Field/ Pars origin of carbonate rocks carbonate sediments and rocks comprise of some of the most spectacular  scenery on earth Include Limestone- 50% CaCO3 Dolostone- 50% CaMg(CO3)2 Carbonates born and grow from organisms that precipitate Carbonates- autochthonous Clastics- allochthonous Geotectonics- carbonates don’t develop typically in proximity to major areas of  uplifts, mountain ranges, not reefs along the coast of India; tectonic setting 
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This note was uploaded on 09/26/2010 for the course GEO 416M taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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