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The Natural History of Ooliths: Franz Ernst Brückmann's Treatise of 1721 and its Significance for the Understanding of Oolites

Burne, Robert; Eade, John (Chris); Paul, Josef


Franz Br�ckmann wrote his treatise on oolites in 1721. We present here an English translation of his Latin text which describes the following topics; derivation of the name �oolith� and its synonyms; interpretation as accumulations of fish-eggs; classification as stones; occurrence and diversity; environments of deposition and processes of lithification; explanations for the large quantities of eggs found; evidence for their biological origin; evidence for their biological associations; the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Hallesches Jahrbuch fur Geowissenschaften
Access Rights: Open Access via publisher website


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