Particle Shape


definition A clastic sedimentary particle whose original edges and corners have been smoothed off to rather broad curves and whose original faces are almost completely removed by abrasion (although some comparatively flat surfaces may be present), such as a pebble with a roundness value between 0.49 and 0.70 (midpoint at 0.59) and few (0-5) and greatly subdued secondary corners. The original shape is still readily apparent. more like this
source Powers, M. C., 1953 A new roundness scale for sedimentary particles. Journal of Sedimentary Petrology, v. 23, p. 117-119 more like this
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