Carbonate Rock Classification

Wackestone

1. Wackestone

Carbonate mud, micritematrix-supported; skeletal grains(benthic foraminifers, gastropods) > 10%.

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2. Wackestone

Carbonate mud, micritematrix-supported; skeletal grains (crinoids and sponge spicules, Tithonian, Upper Jurassic) > 10%.

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3. Wackestone

Carbonate mud, micritematrix-supported; skeletal and non-skeletal grains (crinoids, sponge spicules, peloids) > 10%.

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4. Wackestone to Packstone

Micrite matrix-supported to locally grain-supported (due to bioturbation) with micrite matrix between the grains; skeletal grains (upper Cretaceous planktonicforaminifera) > 10%.

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miliolid

Gastropod

Wackestone

Sponge spicules

Wackestone

Crinoid

Wackestone to Packstone

Planktonic foraminifera Marginotruncana sp.

Wackestone

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miliolid

Gastropod

Wackestone

Sponge spicules

Wackestone

Crinoid

Wackestone to Packstone

Planktonic foraminifera Marginotruncana sp.