concretionary


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concretionary

[kən′krē·shə‚ner·ē]
(geology)
Tending to grow together, forming concretions.
(pathology)
A compact mass of inorganic material formed in a body cavity or in tissue.
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Concretionary structures are typically found in sandstones of the Kernave Fm, also in some levels of the Arukula and Leivu Fms, but not in southern sections (Figs 1, 3; Kleesment 2008).
The Fe and Al composition of the oxalate extract from concretionary material at 10-30 cm under oak is consistent with a process similar to podzolisation.
It is found in numerous habits: massive, earthy, compact, nodular, botryoidal, stratified and concretionary.
Hematite is sparsely present as black, oolitic concretionary coatings throughout the oxidized zones of the Brick 2 and Lead-Silver 7.
At level 170, a tunnel crossed a pocket of concretionary smithsonite containing arborescent copper on a chalcocite matrix.
The concretionary radiating nodules from site SB3 are also very attractive; they are blue, up to 7 cm in size and have Cavities lined with bright blue vivianite crystals to 2 mm.