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

DEFINITION
  • Sedimentary rock in which at least 50 percent of the primary or recrystallized constituents are phosphate minerals. Most commonly occurs as a bedded primary or reworked secondary marine rock, composed of microcrystalline carbonate fluorapatite in the form of lamina, pellets, oolites and nodules, and skeletal, shell and bone fragments.

DESCRIPTION
  • Sedimentary rock in which at least 50 percent of the primary or recrystallized constituents are phosphate minerals. Most commonly occurs as a bedded primary or reworked secondary marine rock, composed of microcrystalline carbonate fluorapatite in the form of lamina, pellets, oolites and nodules, and skeletal, shell and bone fragments.

IDENTIFIER
  • phosphorite

TITLE
  • phosphorite

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