Lecture About Organic Rich Mudstones (Including Their Paleontology)
There is a wonderful, although long, lecture about
organic rich mudstones that can be viewed online.
It is “Organic Rich Mudstones-Questions” at:
Although it aimed toward oil and gas exploration,
he does discuss the paleontology and taphonomy
of organic rich mudstone (“back shales”) in some
detail. What he has to say about the paleontology and
taphonomy of these rocks is quite interesting.
This lecture is just one of number of lectures that
the Houston Geological Society has online at
I also found interesting is “The Largest Volcano in
the World-Mid Pacific Ocean” by William Sager at: