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A Boundstone is a special type of carbonate rock in the Dunham classification

DescriptionEdit

In the original classification by Dunham(1962)[1], boundstones are defined as "carbonate rocks showing signs of being bound during deposition [...]. The signs of binding are specific and occur within the sample being classified"[2]

In the modified Dunham classification by Embry and Clovan(1971)[3], Boundstones in the sense of Dunham are subdivided into Bafflestones, Bindstones and Framestones. The term Boundstone "is retained for authochthonous limestones in which the specific mode of organic binding cannot be recognized"[4]

Lokier and Al Nunaibi(2016)[5] define Boundstone as "an autochthonous carbonate-dominated rock in which there is any form of evidence that the original components were organically bound at the time of deposition; however, the mode of binding is not identifiable." [6] In contrast to Embry and Klovan, they do not subdivide Boundstones into smaller classes.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Dunham, Robert J. (1962). Ham, W.E. (ed.). "Classification of Carbonate Rocks according to Depositional Texture". Classification of Carbonate Rocks, A Symposium: 108–121.
  2. ^ Dunham, Robert J. (1962). Ham, W.E. (ed.). "Classification of Carbonate Rocks according to Depositional Texture". Classification of Carbonate Rocks, A Symposium: 121.
  3. ^ Embry, Ashton F.; Klovan, J. Edward (1971-12-01). "A late Devonian reef tract on northeastern Banks Island, N.W.T". Bulletin of Canadian Petroleum Geology. 19 (4): 730–781. ISSN 0007-4802.
  4. ^ Embry, Ashton F.; Klovan, J. Edward (1971-12-01). "A late Devonian reef tract on northeastern Banks Island, N.W.T". Bulletin of Canadian Petroleum Geology. 19 (4): 737. ISSN 0007-4802.
  5. ^ Lokier, Stephen W.; Al Junaibi, Mariam (2016). "The petrographic description of carbonate facies: are we all speaking the same language?". Sedimentology. 63 (7): 1843–1885. doi:10.1111/sed.12293. ISSN 1365-3091.
  6. ^ Lokier, Stephen W.; Al Junaibi, Mariam (2016). "The petrographic description of carbonate facies: are we all speaking the same language?". Sedimentology. 63 (7): 1879. doi:10.1111/sed.12293. ISSN 1365-3091.