Figure 2-6. Small stylolite in an intensely compacted grainstone. Images like this illustrate that, although prior lithification is required for stylolie development, lithification may have occurred either through cementation of compaction.

      Photomicrograph of a slighly thick thin section was taken in plane-polarized light; field of view is 2.4 mm wide. Interstate 24 Roadcut near Monteagle, Tennessee, U.S.A.; Sample ME4-3; thin section ME4-3. Sample collected by L. Bruce Railsback.

   
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