spiculite

spiculite

[′spik·yə‚līt]
(petrology)
A spindle-shaped belonite thought to have formed by the coalescence of globulites.
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Soft coral spiculite (the massive skeletons formed by sclerites cemented in aragonite) appears in fossil Quaternary coral reefs at various locations in the Indo-Pacific (Johnson and Risk, 1987; Accordi et al., 1989; Cabioch et al., 1995).
"Alcyonarian spiculite" nei calcari recifali quaternari della costa Somalia.
The rocks with the highest resistivities are the Cretaceous sandstones and spiculites and on some places also the Permian conglomerates and volcanic rocks.