Terrigenous Deposit

Terrigenous Deposit

 

clastic sediments and rocks consisting of rock fragments and mineral grains that have been eroded from land areas. Such deposits form both in bodies of salt and fresh water and on land. (SeeMARINE DEPOSITS.)

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The two-carbonate successions of contrasting lithologies are separated by a unit of pure quartz sandstones up to 80 m thick (Baykit Sandstone), which is overlain by the fine-grained terrigenous deposits of the Volginian and Kirensko-Kudrinian regional stages (Dronov et al.
Although simple, the two distinguished sections of the profile supported the distinction between terrigenous deposits near the surface, and transitional to marine sediments at depth.
As stated above, it is assumed that the asymmetry in the distribution and thickness of the sedimentary facies, including limited amounts of terrigenous deposits, was conditioned by the presence of an active structure in the Triassic basement.