pelmicrite

pelmicrite

[′pel·mə‚krīt]
(geology)
A limestone containing less than 25% each of intraclasts and ooliths, having a volume ratio of pellets to fossils greater than 3 to 1, and with the micrite matrix more abundant than the sparry-calcite cement.
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Thin section analysis of the Asterosoma's marly surrounding sediment revealed a pelmicrite wackestone with pyrite and a low detrital content, where the scarce bioclasts are composed of foraminifers (predominantly Quinqueloculininae) as well as ostracods and rare fragments of dasicladaceans (Fig.