Journal of Geology & Geophysics

Journal of Geology & Geophysics
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ISSN: 2381-8719

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Al Gahtani F

Al Gahtani F
Ministry of Energy and Industry and Mineral Resources,
Saudi Arabia

  • Research Article
    Petrology, Diagenesis and Reservoir Quality in the Hawkesbury Sandstone, Southern Sydney Basin, Australia
    Author(s): Al Gahtani FAl Gahtani F

    Petrography of the Hawkesbury Sandstone was described by thin section, scanning electron microscope and Xray diffraction techniques. Quartz is dominant in the Hawkesbury Sandstone which contains very minor feldspar, lithic grains, mica and heavy minerals. The Hawkesbury Sandstone is quartzarenite to sublitharenite. Quartz includes monocrystalline and polycrystalline grains while the feldspar includes both K-feldspar and plagioclase. Volcanic, sedimentary and chert rock fragments are present. Thin section porosity occurs in the Hawkesbury Sandstone, particularly the coarse-grained deposits. Primary porosity is more common than secondary porosity in the Hawkesbury Sandstone. Thin sections and scanning electron microscopy were used to describe diagenetic alterations and their influence on porosity in Hawkesbury Sandstone. These diagenetic alterations include compaction, quartz overgrowth.. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2381-8719.1000283

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