precipitation facies

precipitation facies

[prə‚sip·ə′tā·shən ‚fā·shēz]
(geology)
Facies characteristics that provide evidence of depositional conditions; revealed mainly by sedimentary structures (such as cross-bedding and ripple marks) and by primary constituents (especially fossils).
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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