detrital sediment


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detrital sediment

[də′trīd·əl ′sed·ə·mənt]
(geology)
Accumulations of the organic and inorganic fragmental products of the weathering and erosion of land transported to the place of deposition.
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Gold mineralization is hosted within very hard, indurated, coarse detrital sediments interpreted as having been deposited in rivers and lakes.
In the Potrero Grande window, poor and discontinuous outcrops display cherts, pillow basalts, detrital sediments and radiolarites bearing Callovian-Oxfordian, Early Lower Cretaceous and Cenomanian fauna (Schmidt-Effing, 1980; de Wever et al.
1994) recently described palycretes in Paleogene detrital sediments of the Duero and Tajo Basins, Central Spain.