clastic rock

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Noun1.clastic rock - (geology) a rock composed of broken pieces of older rocks
geology - a science that deals with the history of the earth as recorded in rocks
clast - (geology) a constituent fragment of a clastic rock
rock, stone - a lump or mass of hard consolidated mineral matter; "he threw a rock at me"
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Marine biota response to clastic sediment influx: A quantitative approach.
RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN FLUVIAL CLASTIC SEDIMENT AND SOURCE ROCK ABUNDANCE IN RAPTI RIVER BASIN OF CENTRAL NEPAL HIMALAYAS
A conceptual review of regional scale control on the composition of clastic sediment and the co-evalution of continental blocks and their sedimentary cover .
Fluvial clastic sediment yield in Canada: Scaled analysis.
Sand composition is also sensitive to other factors involved in the clastic sediment system (Johnsson, 1993), and valuable information about climate, relief and transport can be obtained from the framework composition of sandstones.
The stratigraphic record is dominated by thick submarine slope and fan deposits reflecting rift basin formation and influxes of large volumes of clastic sediment, including carbonate debris, from uplifted rift shoulders.
Estimates of clastic sediment yield from the Qilu Hu and Xingyun Hu watersheds also increased substantially over low-disturbance rates.
PART 1 MAKING SEDIMENT Chapter 1 Clastic sediment as chemical and physical breakdown products.
These thick units of clastic sediment are separated by a major unconformity from the last marine facies of Eocene times (Mathur, 1978; Pivnik and Wells,1996).
These IP anomalies and the sampled areas are all associated with strong hydrothermal alteration in Permian carbonate and Jurassic clastic sediment host rocks, including silicification, sulphidation, clay alteration, decalcification, and breccation.
The technical team interprets the basin to be filled with clastic sediments and evaporites that appear to be saturated over considerable thicknesses.
At the top of the unit, laminar calcretes interbedded with clastic sediments occur (Minguez Gandu, 2000; Fesharaki, 2005).