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MATERIEL CLASTIQUE [1 record]

Record 1 2006-05-12

English

Subject field(s)
  • Petrography
CONT

Superior type. These are thinly banded rocks mostly belonging to the oxide, carbonate and silicate facies. They are usually free of clastic material.

CONT

The pellets of certain deposits ... include sand or carbonate grains, small fossils or fossil debris, and clastic phosphate material from earlier-formed phosphate ....

French

Domaine(s)
  • Pétrographie
CONT

Le résultat final de la désagrégation mécanique est de transformer une roche cohérente en fragments meubles (matériel clastique ou détritique). Celui-ci est emporté par les agents d'érosion ou continue à se décomposer sur place très rapidement, car l'attaque chimique s'opère maintenant sur des surfaces considérablement accrues. De toute façon, on assiste à la disparition totale de la roche primitive.

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