tillite


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tillite

(ˈtɪlaɪt)
n
(Geological Science) a rock formed from hardened till

tillite

Rock formed from till.
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A discontinuous coal seam found between the conglomerates tillite of Tobra Formation and cross bedded sandstone of Warcha formation.
2005): Archaeocyathan limestone blocks of likely Antarctic origin in Gondwanan tillite from the Falkland Islands.
Complete the experience with a quiet low-tide walk around the fossil bluff that has an ancient glacial deposit, Wynyard Tillite, next to it.
Densities were determined for the three main ore types: bedded magnetite, tillite, and interbedded magnetite.
The Earth's oldest glacial rocks (mid-Proterozoic) were reported from Gowganda in northern Ontario (Coleman, 1907) and in 1906 Albrecht Penck introduced the term tillite for ancient lithified tills.