A Web Tutorial for the Petrographic Analysis of Carbonate Rocks


Carbonate Petrography Atlas

This online petrography atlas offers a wide range of explanatory diagrams and photomicrographs (currently more than 800 images) covering an extensive spectrum of carbonate textures, grain types, diagenetic features, depositional environments and case studies.

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Carbonate Rock Classification

This section introduces the components and classification diagram of carbonate rocks and displays sets of images for each carbonate texture type.


Non-Skeletal Grain types

This section presents a wide range of non-skeletal carbonate grain types.

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Skeletal Grain types

This section presents a wide range of skeletal carbonate grain types


Carbonate Rock Diagenesis

This section includes various examples of carbonate diagenesis products ranging from marine, meteoric, burial diagenesis to dolomitization and porosity types.


Carbonateworld website aims to facilitate the undergraduate and postgraduate learning of carbonate microfacies. It is designed to provide on-line exercises to test the acquired familiarity with petrographic description of carbonate rocks.

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