hemipelagite

hemipelagite

[‚hem·ē′pel·ə‚jīt]
(oceanography)
Deep-sea mud deposits in which more than 25% of the fraction of particles coarser than 5 micrometers is of terrigenous, volcanogenic, or neritic origin.
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It passes first to blackish limestones of the carbonate shelf (Sinemurian), then to marls of the shelf-edge or slope facies (Pleinsbachian), and, finally, to basinal turbidites with intercalated hemipelagites (Pleisn-bachian-Toarcian) Santantonio (1993, 2012) described Toarcian extensional tectonics in the Caloveto Group, close to the Longobucco basin.
These basalts are unconformably overlain by a sequence of siliceous of calcareous hemipelagites and distal turbidites belonging to the Sabana Grande Formation (Campanian, Dengo, 1962).
1991): Facies implications of Trichichnus and Chondrites in turbidites and hemipelagites, Marnoso-arenacea Formation (Miocene), northern Apennines, Italy.