siliclastic

siliclastic

[‚sil·ə′klas·tik]
(petrology)
Pertaining to clastic noncarbonate rocks which are almost exclusively silicon-bearing, either as forms of quartz or as silicates. Also known as siliciclastic.
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The Genna Selole Fm locally starts with carbonates with scattered siliclastic pebbles that are related to the topmost Ussassai-Perdasdefogu lithofacies.
The topic is siliclastic mudrocks, commonly known as shales.
Objective: "The majority of continental margins may be classified as either siliclastic or carbonate.
Two cores drilled in June 2009 revealed about 130 m of laminated diatomite representing at least 120,000 years of deposition over the life of the lake which was a closed system with little terrigenous siliclastic sediment input.
2007, The Late Ordovician Dawson Point Formation (Timiskaming outlier, Ontario): Key to a new regional synthesis of RichmondianHirnantian carbonate and siliclastic magnafacies across the central Canadian craton: Canadian Journal of Earth Science, v.
Dolostone is microcrystalline with intercalations of thin laminae of siliclastic mudstone and gypsum.
Successive flooding and evaporation led to the cyclical formation of layers of carbonates, siliclastic rocks and evaporite rocks.
If we are interested in the distribution of allochthonous siliclastic matter in sedimentation processes, it is necessary to have for analysis purified material, that is the disaggregate flocs and sorbed materials (organics, carbonates, etc.