Simple Lithology

biogenic sediment

definition Sediment composed of greater than 50 percent material of biogenic origin. Because the biogenic material may be skeletal remains that are not organic, all biogenic sediment is not necessarily organic-rich. more like this
narrower ooze
broader biogenic sediment
organic rich sediment
broader biogenic sediment
note Corresponding biogenic sedimentary material and biogenic sedimentary rock categories are not included based on the interpretation that biogenic sedimentary rock will be in a different category, e.g. carbonate sedimentary rock or organic rich sedimentary rock. more like this
source SLTTs 2004 more like this
broader sediment
narrower biogenic sediment
in scheme simplelithology
is primary topic of biogenic sediment