wackestone


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wackestone

[′wak·ə‚stōn]
(petrology)
A limestone composed of mud (micrite) containing more than 10% particles (grains) with diameters greater than 20 micrometers scattered throughout.
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Figure 2e is a SEM image of layer E2 containing wackestone OS.
The well exposed Upper Sinemurian, Pliensbachian and Lower Toarcian deposits cropping out in the coastal cliffs of the eastern part of the Asturias region in northern Spain, are represented by a succession of alternating lime mudstone to bioclastic wackestone and marl (Fig.
Arwa (Kimmeridgian to Tithonian) Fm is composed of argillaceous limestone, deep-water lime mudstone, and locally minor packstone, wackestone, grainstone, and black shale.
1 Birdbear well in Dunn County reveal carbonate-evaporate cycles consisting of alternating mudstone and dolomudstone beds, and an anhydrite capping carbonate mudstone to wackestone. The base of the upper unit is demarked by a 1.83 m--(6 ft) thick anhydrite cap that corresponds to the highest gamma ray spike above the Duperow Formation.
Crinoids, Bivalve, Brachiopodal Sandy Wackestone Facies (MF4): This facies is 8m thick and has two beds.
(2006) for carbonate rocks extracted from the Chapopote Knoll in the abyssal plain near the Campeche Bank in the southeastern Gulf of Mexico, described as a wackestone micrite with [delta][sup.13]C ranging between -23.0 and -23.5%.
The classification of Dunham, 1962 divides limestone on the basis of texture into grainstone, packstone, mudstone, wackestone and boundstone.
De acuerdo a la clasificacion de Dunham (1962) la caliza corresponde a un "wackestone" con una matriz homogenea, soportada por lodo, con una dolomitizacion secundaria de tipo sucroide, con bioclastos de gasteropodos, escasos braquiopodos y con abundantes microfracturas carbonatadas.