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PREFERRED TERM
diamicton  
TYPE
  • http://purl.org/net/provenance/ns#DataItem

DEFINITION
  • Unsorted or poorly sorted, clastic sediment with a wide range of particle sizes, including a muddy matrix. Biogenic materials that have such texture are excluded. Distinguished from conglomerate, sandstone, mudstone based on polymodality and lack of structures related to transport and deposition of sediment by moving air or water. Assignment to an other size class can be used in conjunction to indicate the dominant grain size.
DESCRIPTION
  • Unsorted or poorly sorted, clastic sediment with a wide range of particle sizes, including a muddy matrix. Biogenic materials that have such texture are excluded. Distinguished from conglomerate, sandstone, mudstone based on polymodality and lack of structures related to transport and deposition of sediment by moving air or water. Assignment to an other size class can be used in conjunction to indicate the dominant grain size.
IDENTIFIER
  • diamicton
TITLE
  • diamicton
URI
http://inspire.ec.europa.eu/codelist/LithologyValue/diamicton
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Lithology