Carbonate rock

Wackestone is a matrix-supported sedimentary carbonate rock that contains over 10% allochems in a carbonate mud matrix. This is part of the Dunham classification of carbonate rocks. In the other widely used classification due to Folk, an equivalent description would be, for example, an oopelmicrite, where the allochems in question are ooids and peloids.[1][2]


  1. Dunham, R.J. (1962). Classification of carbonate rocks according to depositional texture. In Ham, W. E.. Classification of carbonate rocks. American Association of Petroleum Geologists Memoir. no. 1, pp. 108-121.
  2. Flügel, E. (2010) Microfacies of Carbonate Rocks, 2nd ed. Springer-Verlag Berlin, Germany. 976 pp. ISBN 978-3-540-22016-9

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