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These links and readings are provided to support the Sedimentology module at the University of Derby, and are in addition to the classes, and the course and practical notes available from the University of Derby web site. Topics are not necessarily given in exactly the same order as in the course.

Textbook references are to:

TUCKER, M.E. 2001. Sedimentary Petrology: an introduction to the origin of sedimentary rocks. 3rd edition. Blackwell Scientific Publications.

Terrigenous clastic sediments


Composition of terrigenous sediments and rocks

Reading reading
  • Tucker, chapter 2, sections 2.1, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8; chapter 3, sections 3.1, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5

Online lectures, tutorials & reading

Lectures and Tutorials



Minerals and grains

Explore the sands on these sites

Rocks under the microscope


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This page is maintained by Roger Suthren. Last updated 22 November, 2021 9:29