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clastic sediment

http://resource.geosciml.org/classifier/cgi/lithology/clastic_sediment

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definition Sediment in which at least 50 percent of the constituent particles were derived from erosion, weathering, or mass-wasting of pre-existing earth materials, and transported to the place of deposition by mechanical agents such as water, wind, ice and gravity. more like this
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http://resource.geosciml.org/classifier/cgi/lithology/gravel original
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http://resource.geosciml.org/classifier/cgi/lithology/mud original
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http://resource.geosciml.org/classifier/cgi/lithology/sand original
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note Choice of 'clastic' is purposful. Other suggested labels for this category include siliciclastic and terrigineous clastic. Siliciclastic is considered too limiting because the category includes rocks that consists clasts of carbonate minerals, e.g. epiclastic detritus eroded from carbonate rock. Terrigineous clastic was considered and rejected first because it is considered redundant, anything that is terrigineous is clastic. Second, it is questionable if clastic sediment derived by submarine processes (fragementation by gravity sliding, faulting, or volcanic activity, with transport by sediment gravity flow or submarine currents) is terrigineous, but it is clastic and is meant to be included in this category. more like this
source SLTTs 2004; Neuendorf et al. 2005 more like this
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