coccolith ooze

coccolith ooze

[′käk·ə‚lith ‚üz]
(geology)
A fine-grained pelagic sediment containing undissolved sand-or silt-sized particles of coccoliths mixed with amorphous clay-sized material.
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A correlation of the Tethyan Maiolica Formation of the Breggia section (southern Switzerland) with Early Cretaceous coccolith oozes of Site 534A, DSDP Leg 76 in the western Atlantic.