Simple Lithology


star this property definition Unsorted or poorly sorted, clastic sediment with a wide range of particle sizes, including a muddy matrix. Biogenic materials that have such texture are excluded. Distinguished from conglomerate, sandstone, mudstone based on polymodality and lack of structures related to transport and deposition of sediment by moving air or water. Assignment to an other size class can be used in conjunction to indicate the dominant grain size. more like this
star this property note definition amplified to help distinguish diamicton, conglomerate and wackestone in this version more like this
star this property source Fairbridge and Bourgeois 1978 more like this
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star this property broader clastic sediment
star this property narrower diamicton
unstar this property in scheme simplelithology
star this property is primary topic of diamicton& properties=inScheme