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siltstone

[′silt‚stōn]
(geology)
Indurated silt having a shalelike texture and composition. Also known as siltite.
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Therefore, the mechanical behavior of siltstones has the greatest influence on the behavior of the overall flysch rock mass complex.
The Ediacaran, Cambrian and Lower Ordovician sections are dominated by sandstone, siltstone and claystone.
The Bloomsburg Red Beds exhibit well-defined, fining-upward sequences, and comprise fine to coarse grained sandstone grading upward into siltstone and shale (Smith, 1967).
Some beds have been subjected to significant amounts of bioturbation, which gives some siltstones a mottled appearance.
Shelly fossils, mainly brachiopods of late Arenig age, have been found in sandy tuff, sandstone, siltstone and mudstone at several places within the basal beds of the Tetagouche Group.
The variability of the strength of limestones, sandstones, siltstones, and shales is significant and the range of strengths from one rock type to another overlaps (See Table I).
The lithology of these layers consists of massive siltstones in horizontal layers, along with cut-and-fill channel deposits.
The Salado Formation, or main salt, consists of thick halite intervals interbedded with anhydrite, polyhalite, and siltstone.