biosparite

biosparite

[bī′äs·pə‚rīt]
(petrology)
A limestone made up of less than 25% oolites and less than 25% intraclasts, with the ratio by volume of fossils and fragments to pellets being more than 3:1 and the calcite cement content being greater than the microcrystalline calcite content.
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Boring algae micrite envelopes and lithification of molluscan biosparites.
Towards the north, the Uitpa Formation, an Oligocene to lower Miocene (Rollins, 1960) 150 m thick marine sequence of very fine grained sandstones locally fosilifeorus interlayered with biosparites, mudstones and siltstones, overlies partially the Siamana Formation in angular uncorfomity and partially lies non-conformable on top of the crystalline rocks of the Serrania de Jarara.