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Sedimentary facies

Sedimentary systems and sedimentary facies are summaried.

Localities described below may be now closed to collecting by authorities or land owners.

Shallow marine

Storm-dominated shelf

Tide-dominated shelf

Oceanic current-dominated shelf

Bay, Gulf

Barrier island, Sand spit, Longshore bar

Organic reef

Mangrove marsh

Deep sea

Submarine fan (Passive continental margin)

Submarine fan (Forearc basin)


Abyssal plain

Submarine volcano

Ocean-River boundary

Tidal river


Fan delta



Braided river (Upperstream and Downstream river)

Meandering river (Midstream river)

Lacustrine delta

Dammed lake

Upstream river

Alluvial fan

Caldera lake


Terrestrial volcano

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