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PREFERRED TERM
04wall rock  
TYPE
  • rdfs:Resource

DEFINITION
  • The rock adjacent to, enclosing, or including a vein, layer, or dissemination of ore minerals. It is commonly altered by epigenetic processes. The term implies more specific adjacency than host rock or country rock.
ENTRY TERMS
  • associated rock
SOURCE
  • Glossary of Geology. 5th Edition, AGI - online
URI
http://resource.geosciml.org/classifier/cgi/earth-resource-material-role/wall-rock
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