Simple Lithology


alt label
conglomeratic rock more like this
broader clastic sedimentary rock
narrower clastic conglomerate
generic conglomerate
narrower clastic conglomerate
definition Clastic sedimentary rock composed of at least 30 percent rounded to subangular fragments larger than 2 mm in diameter; typically contains finer grained material in interstices between larger fragments. If more than 15 percent of the fine grained matrix is of indeterminant clastic or diagenetic origin and the fabric is matrix supported, may also be categorized as wackestone. If rock has unsorted or poorly sorted texture with a wide range of particle sizes, may also be categorized as diamictite. more like this
note Note this category is equivlanet to category labeled 'Conglomeratic rock in SLTTs (2004), not to the category labeled 'Conglomerate' in that system. more like this
source Neuendorf et al. 2005; SLTTs 2004 more like this
in scheme simplelithology
is primary topic of clastic conglomerate