Simple Lithology


alt label
clastic sandstone more like this
sandy rock more like this
broader clastic sedimentary rock
narrower clastic sandstone
generic sandstone
narrower clastic sandstone
definition Clastic sedimentary rock in which less than 30 percent of particles are greater than 2 mm in diameter (gravel) and the sand to mud ratio is at least 1. more like this
narrower arenite
broader clastic sandstone
broader clastic sandstone
note Note this category is equivalent to cagetory labeled 'sandy rock' in SLTTs (2004), not to the much more restricted category labeled 'Sandstone' in that system. more like this
source SLTTs 2004; Neuendorf et al. 2005; particle size from Wentworth grade scale more like this
in scheme simplelithology
is primary topic of clastic sandstone