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These factors include burial depth and/or tectonic stress, carbonate mineralogy, the presence of insolubles such as clay minerals, composition of pore waters, the presence of liquid hydrocarbons, and elevated pore pressures (Choquette and James, 1987; Feazel and Schatzinger, 1985; Moore, 2001, p. 305). In this figure, the percentages of nonundulatory, undulatory, and ME LO TA W-R MO AN RP K HI C Non– undulatory quartz M RA IDD NK LE ME- AN TA D U MO PP RP ER HI C Undulatory quartz 232 Provenance of siliciclastic sedimentary rocks polycrystalline quartz in rock samples from known source rocks are plotted on a doubletriangle diagram.

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