lithification


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lith·i·fi·ca·tion

 (lĭth′ə-fĭ-kā′shən)
n.
The process by which compacted sediment loses liquid and turns into stone.

lith′i·fied adj.

lithification

(ˌlɪθɪfɪˈkeɪʃən)
n
(Geological Science) the consolidation of a loosely deposited sediment into a hard sedimentary rock

lith•i•fi•ca•tion

(ˌlɪθ ə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən)

n.
the process or processes by which unconsolidated materials are converted into coherent solid rock, as by compaction.
[1870–75; < Greek líthos stone]

lithification

- The process of compaction of sediment into stone.
See also related terms for sediment.

lithification

the process by which loose mineral fragments or particles of sand are solidifled into stone.
See also: Geology
the process by which loose mineral fragments or particles of sand are solidified into stone.
See also: Soil

lithification

A process that changes sediments into solid rocks, essentially compaction and the precipitation of a mineral cement.
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In addition, bedding measurements from the Chain Rock member of the Bluestone Quarry Formation fall outside the main girdle distribution, suggesting a more complex structural history, here interpreted to involve deformation that took place before lithification.
Thermal analysis of basalt containing ceramic masses showed that with increasing amounts of basalt an increase in mass loss, which, in our opinion, is connected with the content of aqueous minerals in basalt (hlorofeit), which is saturated with water lithification of residual melt.
Today, chemical scientists are mostly dealing with analysis of the structure and composition of the organic constituent and inorganic minerals present in oil shale, as well as the molecular structure of kerogen and lithification characteristics of inorganic minerals.
Quartz grains in sandstone beds of the third member--the Carbon Canyon Member--are set in carbonate, silica, hematite, or chlorite cement or clay matrix, which in itself would indicate a long, diverse history of deposition and lithification.
The existence of such a structure indicates that the calcareous mud was originally deposited in a calm, shallow, and deep area where rock lithification occurred gradually.
Diagenesis is defined as a series of chemical, physical, and biological processes leading to a significant change in sediments, which started after their deposition and continued during and after their lithification (Larsen & Chilingar 1979; Morse & Mackenzie 1990).
Aragonite-cemented sandstone from outer continental shelf off Delaware Bay: submarine lithification mechanism yields product resembling beachrock.
Many of the Chondrites traces show vertical compression indicating some compaction of the mud during lithification (Fig.
The thrust fault occurred after the deposition and lithification of the Visean Windsor Group, and most likely took place during the Alleghanian orogeny in the Late Carboniferous to Permian.
Deep-sea carbonate sediments of the Red Sea and their implications of marine lithification // J.
Tiny crystals of authigenic minerals (feldspars) in hollows of C-rich particles were obviously formed before the cementation and lithification of the ejecta layer.