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Sand and Sandstones

Ömer Elitok

Süleyman Demirel University


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Sand is characterized mainly by any grain that is 0.0625 mm to 2 mm in size. Sandstone is a clastic sedimentary rock composed of sand-sized mineral grains, rock fragments or pieces of organic materials forming a solid rock. While sediment and sedimentary rocks make up only a small percentage of Earth?s crust, they form a thin layer of rock over 75 percent of the Earth's surface. More than 90% of all sedimentary rocks consist of sandstones, mudrocks, carbonate rocks. However, sandstone has an important abundance in all of the sedimentary rocks. Therefore, sandstone is a widespread and well-known sedimentary rock and is found in sedimentary basins throughout the world. It is formed in a wide range of environments and occurs in strata of all geologic ages. Most significantly, they are useful sedimentary rock types for deciphering Earth history. On the other hand, the study of sedimentary rocks has economic significance as sources of petroleum products, water, building materials, and metallic ores such as uranium minerals, heavy minerals such as rutile, gold, diamonds, and others that can be found in sandstones from prehistoric placer deposits.

The overall aim of producing this book is to present the latest high-quality researches on the sand and sandstones from various parts of the World. Chapters investigating sand and sandstones in terms of different aspects will be included in the book. We believe that this book will be of great value for students and professional geologists.

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Date completed: November 13th 2019

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Expected publication date: October 10th 2020

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Ömer Elitok

Süleyman Demirel University

Dr Ömer Elitok is a geologist/petrologist with a strong interest in structure and petrology of ophiolites in Turkey, neotectonics of Turkey, petrology of plutonic rocks, tephrochronology and geochemistry of Cenozoic volcanic rocks in Turkey. His teaching interests include plate tectonics, mantle dynamics and global tectonics, ophiolite and oceanic lithosphere, magmatism and tectonic settings, petrology of basaltic rocks, volcano morphology, field geology, Quaternary, carbonate petrology, optical mineralogy, special microscopic petrography. He did his graduate work (MS and PhD) in the University of Suleyman Demirel. He is still lecturer at the Department of Geological Engineering in the Engineering Faculty of Suleyman Demirel University, Turkey. He teaches and tutors national and international MSc and PhD students. He visited some of European universities in the framework of specific scholarship programmes, university projects, scientific cooperations. He believes that geology is a lot like detective work. Stratigraphy, a branch of geology, is the science of describing the vertical and lateral relationships of different rock formations formed through time to understand the earth history. These relationships may be based on lithologic properties (named lithostratigraphy), fossil content (labeled biostratigraphy), magnetic properties (called magnetostratigraphy), chemical features (named chemostratigraphy), reflection seismology (named seismic stratigraphy), age relations (called chronostratigraphy). Also, it refers to archaeological deposits called archaeological stratigraphy. Stratigraphy is built on the concept 'the present is the key to the past' which was first outlined by James Hutton in the late 1700s and developed by Charles Lyell in the early 1800s. This book focuses particularly on application of geophysical methods in stratigraphic investigations and stratigraphic analysis of layered basin deposits from different geologic settings and present continental areas extending from Mexico region (north America) through Alpine belt including Italy, Greece, Iraq to Russia (northern Asia).

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