Sedimentology and petrology of Mississippi Fan depositional environments, Deep Sea Drilling Project Leg 96.
Sands and minor gravels are concentrated in middle and lower fan channel fills, and in lower fan channel-mouth deposits. Silts and clays occur in overbank deposits, passive channel fills, and interbeds associated with coarser facies. Graded bedding and lamination, both of varying thickness, are the dominant sedimentary structures in all environments. At this stage in their depositional history, the sands are relatively clean, have high porosities, show only minor pore-reducing diagenetic effects, and thus have excellent hydrocarbon reservoir potential. -from Authors
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Initial reports DSDP, Leg 96, Ft. Lauderdale to Galveston, Texas, 1983
Thayer, P., Roberts, H., Bouma, A., & Coleman, J. (1986). Sedimentology and petrology of Mississippi Fan depositional environments, Deep Sea Drilling Project Leg 96.. Initial reports DSDP, Leg 96, Ft. Lauderdale to Galveston, Texas, 1983, 489-503. https://doi.org/10.2973/dsdp.proc.96.122.1986