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Shales and Mudstones I

Basin Studies, Sedimentology and Paleontology



Schieber, J. & Zimmerle, W.: Introduction and Overview: The History and Promise of Shale Research (with 1 figure and 1 table) 1-10


Chapter 1: Stratigraphy and Basin Analysis

Bohacs, K. M.: Introduction: Mudrock Sedimentology and Stratigraphy - Challenges at the Basin to Local Scales 13-20

Potter, P. E.: Shale-Rich Basins: Controls and Origin (with 8 figures and 3 tables) 21-32

Bohacs, K. M.: Contrasting Expressions of Depositional Sequences in Mudrocks from Marine to non Marine Environs (with 23 figures and 3 tables) 33-78

Schutter, S. R.: Characteristics of Shale Deposition in Relation to Stratigraphic Sequence Systems Tracts (with 16 figures and 6 tables) 79-108

Ettensohn, F. R.: Compressional Tectonic Controls on Epicontinental Black-Shale Deposition: Devonian-Mississippian Examples from North America (with 10 figures) 109-128


Chapter 2: Deposition of Mudstones and Shales

Schieber, J: Deposition of Mudstones and Shales: Overview, Problems, and Challenges (with 2 figures) 131-146

Allison, M. A. & Nittrouer, C. A.: Identifying Accretionary Mud Shorefaces in the Geologic Record: Insights from the Modern Amazon Dispersal System (with 4 figures and 2 tables) 147-161

Macquaker, J. G. S., Gawthorpe, R. L., Taylor, K. G. & Oates, M. J.: Heterogeneity, Stacking Patterns and Sequence Stratigraphic Interpretation in Distal Mudstone Successions: Examples from the Kimmeridge Clay Formation, U. K. (with 8 figures and 1 table) 163-186

Schieber, J.: Sedimentary Features indicating Erosion, Condensation, and Hiatuses in the Chattanooga shale of Central Tennessee: Relevance for Sedimentary and Stratigraphic Evolution (with 23 figures and 2 tables) 187-215

Jaminski, J., Algeo, T. J., Maynard, J. B. & Hower, J. C.: Climatic Origin of dm-Scale Compositional Cyclicity in the Cleveland Member of the Ohio Shale (Upper Devonian), Central Appalachian Basin, U.S.A. (with 13 figures and 1 table) 217-242

Hoffman, D. L., Algeo, T. J., Maynard, J. B., Joachimski, M. M., Hower, J.C. & Jaminski, J.: Regional and Stratigraphic Variation in Bottomwater Anoxia in Offshore Core Shales of Upper Pennsylvanian Cyclothems from the Eastern Midcontinent Shelf (Kansas), U.S.A. (with 14 figures and 1 table) 243-269

Genger, D. & Sethi, P.S: A Geochemical and Sedimentological Investigation of High-Resolution Environmental Changes within the Late Pennsylvanian (Missourian) Eudore Care Black shale of the Mid-Continent Region, U.S.A. (with 10 figures and 3 tables) 271-293


Chapter 3: Paleontological Observations

Schieber, J.: Introduction: The Organic Dimension: The Many Uses of  Paleontology 297-299

Brett, C. E. & Allison, P. A.: Paleontological Approaches to the Environmental Interpretation of Marine Mudrocks (with 15 figures and 3 tables) 301-349

Wetzel, A. & Uchman, A.: Biogenic Sedimentary Structures in Mudstones - an Overview (with 8 figures and 1 table) 351-369

Subject Index 371-384


Shales and Mudstones II

Petrography, Petrophysics, Geochemistry, and Economic Geology


Chapter 1: Petrography

Schieber, J. & Zimmerle, W.: Petrography of Shales: A survey of Technics 3-12

Zimmerle, W.: Petrography of the Boom Clay from the Rupelian type locality, Northern Belgium (with 3 plates, 3 figures, and 2 tables) 13-33

Totten, M. W. & Hanan, M. A.: The Accessory-Mineral Fraction of Mudrocks and its Significance for Whole-rock Trace-element Geochemistry (with 7 figures and 4 tables) 35-53

O’Brien, N. R., Brett, C. E. & Woodard, M. J.: Shale Fabric as a Clue to Sedimentary Processes - Example from the Williamson-Willowvale Shales (Silurian), New York (with 8 figures) 55-66


Chapter 2: Petrophysical Observations

Katsube, T. J. & Williamson, M. A.: Shale Petrophysical Characteristics: Permeability History of subsiding Shales (with 17 figures) 69-91


Chapter 3: Diagenesis/Geochemistry

Bloch, J.: Shale Diagenesis: A Currently Muddied View (with 3 figures and 1 table) 95-106

Hucheon, I., Bloch, J., de Caritat, P., Shevalier, M., Abercrombie, H. & Longstaffe, F.: What is the Cause of Potassium Enrichment in Shales? (with 13 figures and 1 table) 107-128

Haynes, J. T., Melson, W. G., O’Hearn, T., Goggin, K. E. & Hubbell, R.: A High Potassium Mid-Ordovician Shale of the Central Appalachian Foredeep: Implications for Reconstructing Taconian Explosive Volcanism (with 6 figures) 129-141

Melson, W. G., Haynes, J. T., O’Hearn, T., Hubbell, R., Goggin, K. E., Locke, D. & Ross, D.:" K-Shales of the Central Appalachian Paleozoic: Properties and Origin (with 6 figures and 1 table) 143-159

Grathoff, G. H., Moore, D. M., Hay, R. L. & Wemmer, K.: Illite Polytype Quantification and K/Ar Dating of Paleozoic Shales: A Technique to Quantify Diagenetic and Detrital Illite (with 5 figures and 6 tables) 161-175

Mahoney, J. B., Hooper, R. L. & Michael, G.: Resolving Compositional Variations in Fine-Grained Clastic Sediments: A Comparison of  Sr/Nd Isotopic and Mineralogical Sediment Characteristics, Shikoku Basin, Philippine Sea (with 8 figures and 2 tables) 177-194

Sethi, P. S., Hannigan, R. E. & Leithold, E. L.: Rare-Earth Element Chemistry of Cenomanian-Turoian Shales of the North American Greenhorn Sea, Utah (with 6 figures and 2 tables) 195-208

Hannigan, R. & Basu, A. R.: Late Diagenetic Trace Element Remobilization in Organic-Rich Black shales of the Taconic Foreland Basin of   Québec, Ontario, and New York (with 6 figures and 7 tables) 209-234


Chapter 4: Economic Geology

Sethi, P. S. & Schieber, J.: Economic Aspects of Shales and Clays: An Overview 237-253

Leventhal, J. S.: Metal-Rich Black Shales: Formation, Economic Geology and Environmental Considerations (with 14 figures and 3 tables) 255-282

Subject Index 283-296


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