encrinite


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encrinite

(ˈɛnkrɪˌnaɪt)
n
(Palaeontology) (in the US) a sedimentary rock formed almost exclusively from the skeletal plates of crinoids. Sometimes shortened to: crinite
[C19: from New Latin encrinus (from Greek en-2 + krinon lily) + -ite1]
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Their topics include Lower Cambrian shelled phosphorites from the northern Montaigne Noire in France, Siluro-Devonian alpine reefs and pavements, a late Atokan regional encrinite in the Sierra Agua Verde in northwestern Mexico, and whether the distribution of tabulae in tabulates can be used to estimate palaeo-environmental changes.
The Chicotte encrinites represent proximal mid-ramp deposits that prograded over the more distal mid- to outer-ramp facies of the underlying Jupiter Formation in response to long-term sea-level fall during the Telychian (Desrochers 2006).
Coarse-grained amalgamated encrinites (Facies 1) represent sediments that were deposited in a more proximal mid-ramp settings than Facies 3.