Simple Lithology

carbonate rich mudstone

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marlstone more like this
star this property definition Mudstone that contains between 10 and 50 percent carbonate minerals in the mud size fraction. Carbonate origin is not specified. more like this
star this property example calcareous loess more like this
star this property note Carbonate-rich mudstone' definition limits carbonate to mud-size fraction to avoid overlap with 'impure carbonate sedimentary rock'. If carbonate minerals are in sand or gravel size fractions, use 'impure carbonate sedimentary rock'. The operational test typically used to identify this category is if the rock fizzes when hydrochloric acid is applied. The '10 percent carbonate' criteria is a fuzzy boundary. more like this
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star this property broader generic mudstone
star this property narrower carbonate rich mudstone
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