detrital rock

noun
: rock composed mostly of constituents of clastic origin

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • clastic rock; detrital rock —    A sedimentary rock derived from fragmentated other preexisting rock or organic structures [16] …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • rock — rock1 rockless, adj. rocklike, adj. /rok/, n. 1. a large mass of stone forming a hill, cliff, promontory, or the like. 2. Geol. a. mineral matter of variable composition, consolidated or unconsolidated, assembled in masses or considerable… …   Universalium

  • Rock — /rok/, n. a male given name. * * * I In geology, a naturally occurring and coherent aggregate of minerals. The three major classes of rock igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic are based on the processes that formed them. These three classes are… …   Universalium

  • sedimentary rock — Rock formed at or near the Earth s surface by the accumulation and lithification of fragments of preexisting rocks or by precipitation from solution at normal surface temperatures. Sedimentary rocks can be formed only where sediments are… …   Universalium

  • Sedimentary rock — Middle Triassic marginal marine sequence of siltstones (below) and limestones (above), Virgin Formation, southwestern Utah, USA Sedimentary rock are types of rock that are formed by the deposition of material at the Earth s surface and within… …   Wikipedia

  • metamorphic rock — Any of a class of rocks that result from the alteration of preexisting rocks in response to changing geological conditions, including variations in temperature, pressure, and mechanical stress. The preexisting rocks may be igneous, sedimentary,… …   Universalium

  • Oldest rock — The oldest rock or rocks on Earth, as an aggregate of minerals that have not undergone subsequent metamorphosis, are from the Archean Eon. Such rocks are only exposed on the surface in very few places. [Some meteorites, such as the ALH84001 Mars… …   Wikipedia

  • siliceous rock — Any of a group of sedimentary rocks that consist largely or almost entirely of silicon dioxide (SiO2), either as quartz or as chert, the most common siliceous rock. It occurs in beds and in nodules. Bedded cherts may be an original organic or… …   Universalium

  • Обломочные горные породы —         кластические горные породы (a. clastic rock, fragmented rock, detrital rock; н. klastische Gesteine, Trummergesteine; ф. roches detritiques, roches clastiques, roches agregees; и. rocas detriticas, rocas clasticas), осадочные горн. породы …   Геологическая энциклопедия

  • sand —    Unconsolidated detrital rock material [16] …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

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