biolithite

biolithite

[‚bī·ō′lith‚īt]
(petrology)
An inclusive category for all organic limestone.
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6E), which are represented by rounded and non-rounded biolithite debris with clayey matrix.
Thirty-nine representative core samples of Silurian deposits (mudstones, limy mud-stones, clayey marlstones, marlstones, clayey biodetrital limestones, biolithites) were selected for petrographic examination (Table 1).
The investigations of different lithological types of the Silurian rocks, namely biolithites, biodetrital limestones, marlstones, clayey marlstones, limy mudstones and mudstones, showed a decrease in CaC[O.sub.3] and [CaMg(C[O.sub.3]).sub.2] and an increase in the TOC content of rocks from the shallower to deeper occurrences.