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  Outline 6 2/17/03   Importance  of sedimentary structures - Mapping (up direction)                                                      - Depositional environments,                                                        current direction Facies  - one sedimentary unit in a larger Facies System  has a             particular lithology, composition, color, etc.             local extent, grades into another facies laterally             Deltas , shorelines , and reefs  as examples of facies systems   Simple scientific model  of a shoreline facies system on a shelf      sloping shelf profile, periodic sediment supply from land, sea            level lapping up on land      3 facies  - nearshore sandstone  (coarse clastics, beach sand)                  - further offshore shales
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This note was uploaded on 05/05/2011 for the course GEO 404c taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas.

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