Simple Lithology


alt label
biogenic mud more like this
broader biogenic sediment
narrower ooze
mud size sediment
narrower ooze
definition Biogenic sediment consisting of less than 1 percent gravel-size (greater than or equal to 2 mm) particles, with a sand to mud ratio less than 1 to 9, and less than 50 percent carbonate minerals. more like this
narrower carbonate ooze
broader ooze
siliceous ooze
broader ooze
note Neuendorf et al. 2005 put cutoff at 30 percent skeletal remains; this is raised to 50 percent in This vocabulary for consistency with definition of other Biogenic sediment category more like this
source based on Bates and Jackson 1987 and Hallsworth and Knox 1999 more like this
in scheme simplelithology
is primary topic of ooze