Microscopic

Ooids Replaced by Chert - Ordovician (O/41/Ord/Pa)

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Outstanding feature Chert replaces radial ooids & fibrous cement
Folk Classification Chertified Oosparite
Dunham Classification Chertified Oograinstone
Common Grains Ooids
Sorting Well Rounded
Rounding Well Sorted
Micritization & envelopes Grains at nucleae have micrite envelopes
Cement & diagenetic fabric Almost complete replacement by chert
Porosity 1% intercrystalline
Depositional Setting High energy shoal
Diagenetic history Complete chertification of ooid cortex & cement

Striking replacement of radial calcitic ooid cortex concentricly layered about nucleae of both an mozaic of equant authogenic quartz and larger original felspar and quartz grains. 


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