detrital sediment


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detrital sediment

[də′trīd·əl ′sed·ə·mənt]
(geology)
Accumulations of the organic and inorganic fragmental products of the weathering and erosion of land transported to the place of deposition.
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In the transition zone between the northern and central sector of the Jiloca Depression, between Monreal del Campo and Caminreal, there is an extensive outcrop of Miocene detrital sediments; that is, negligible Plio-Quaternary fill.
The autochtonous unit crops out in four half tectonic windows: 1) the Guarumo-Carrizal window (radiolarites, shales, basalts); 2) the Santa Rosa-Respingue window (radiolarites, cherts, basalts, breccias; 3) the Bahia Nancite window (plutonic rocks, detrital sediments; 4) the Playa Naranjo window (breccias).
Thus, this unit is distinctly different from the calcrete with palygorskite described from Paleogene detrital sediments of the Duero and Tajo Basins, Central Spain (Rodas et al.
Chemical reactions in weathering crusts and soils have much in common with diagenetic processes in detrital sediments (see Curtis, 1983; Jeans, 1984; Morton, 1984; Huggett, 1984; Kantorowicz, 1984; Blackbourn, 1984; and other authors of papers in Clay Minerals, vol.