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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Although the Benue Trough lead-zinc-barium deposits may be considered a clastic rock dominated lead-zinc-barium deposit, they lack the essential characteristics of SEDEX deposits and hence do not fit properly into any of Leach et al.
The latter is easy to excavate and the country has been banking on the fields based among clastic rock in a major way since 1970.
Caofeidian 6-4-1 has set three records in the west of Bohai exploration area in achieving maximum cumulative thickness and maximum single pay thickness of oil pay zones, as well as highest test production in Paleogene clastic rocks.
This sequence is conformably overlain by a complex assemblage of shale, carbonate, evaporate and clastic rocks, which were deposited in a restricted marine basin and represent a tectonically isolated portion of the Tethys sea situated between northwestern Indian continental margin and the southern Asian margin (Paracha, 2004) (Fig.
Hot dry rocks energy can be gained from Young-Palaeozoic low-metamorphosed clastic rocks and Old-Palaeozoic crystalline complexes of Neogene sedimentary filling underlier.
1 Percentage of clastic rocks in cyclothems of Upper Carboniferous in USCB: CSS--Cracow Sandstone Series; MS--Mudstone Series; USSS--Upper Silesian Sandstone Series; PS--Paralic Series conglomerate sandstone CSS 3 81 MS 27 USSS 2 53 PS 47 Note: Table made from bar graph.
All these clastic rocks are dominated by coarse-grained sandstone and conglomerate, and the clast assemblage in the conglomerate is clearly derived from the plutonic and metamorphic rocks now exposed in the highlands.
Eocene flysch facies in the study area, set in the South East of Iran, the zone name Zabul - Baluch, Sistan Suture zone and or zone Nehbandan - Kash is Rock units in the study area includes a colorful melange , flysch of Cretaceous, Paleocene and Eocene flysch of the ultrabasic parts, materials, volcanic and clastic rocks are Neogene [1].
The company's second priority is the Loma Hueca (Ponton) project, an area that includes volcanic clastic rocks and intercalated carbonaceous units similar to the Pueblo Viejo deposit.
All kinds of the sediments is referred to as clastic rocks meaning accumulated pieces of rocks and skeletal.