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

DEFINITION
  • Carbonate sedimentary rock with recognizable depositional fabric that is grain-supported, and constituent particles are of intrabasinal origin; contains little or no mud matrix. Distinction from sandstone is based on interpretation of intrabasinal origin of clasts and grain-supported fabric, but grainstone definition does not include a grain size criteria.

DESCRIPTION
  • Carbonate sedimentary rock with recognizable depositional fabric that is grain-supported, and constituent particles are of intrabasinal origin; contains little or no mud matrix. Distinction from sandstone is based on interpretation of intrabasinal origin of clasts and grain-supported fabric, but grainstone definition does not include a grain size criteria.

IDENTIFIER
  • grainstone

TITLE
  • grainstone

URI
http://inspire.ec.europa.eu/codelist/LithologyValue/grainstone
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