paraconglomerate

paraconglomerate

[¦par·ə·kən′gläm·ə·rət]
(geology)
A conglomerate that is not a product of normal aqueous flow but is deposited by such modes of mass transport as subaqueous turbidity currents and glacier ice; characterized by a disrupted gravel framework, often unstratified, and notable for a matrix of greater than gravel-sized fragments.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The overlying Lakevale Formation consists of grey to reddish-brown polymictic conglomerate and paraconglomerate with gypsum and anhydrite in the subsurface.