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BASE CONGLOMERATE [1 record]

Record 1 2007-11-07

English

Subject field(s)
  • Petrography
DEF

A well-sorted, lithologically homogeneous conglomerate that forms the bottom stratigraphic unit of a sedimentary series and that rests on a surface of erosion, thereby marking an unconformity ...

OBS

The term "basal conglomerate" has the stratigraphic implication of a conglomerate which lies above an unconformity, and is chiefly formed of fragments derived from below this plane.

OBS

basal conglomerate: term used at Natural Resources Canada - Earth Sciences Sector.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Pétrographie
CONT

Conglomérats de base. Ce sont des séries granoclassées montrant des interdigitations à l'Ackerblom Island. Tout à la base, le matériel est directement arraché au soubassement; il se présente sans classement, empilé pêle-mêle et il égalise les irrégularités de surface du socle.

CONT

Les «conglomérats de base» [...] soulignent les transgressions (cordon littoral ou sol continental remanié) [...].

OBS

conglomérat de base : terme en usage à Ressources naturelles Canada - Secteur des sciences de la Terre.

Spanish

Campo(s) temático(s)
  • Petrografía
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