Carbonate (sedimentary material)

Keyword Definition

Sedimentary material in which at least 50 percent of the primary and/or recrystallized constituents are composed of one (or more) of the carbonate minerals calcite, aragonite and dolomite, in particles of intrabasinal origin.


Should carbonate sedimentary material be considered a kind of chemical sedimentary material? Is biogenic precipitation a chemical sedimentary process?

SLTTs 2004

Parents: Sedimentary material (233)

Children: Calcareous carbonate sedimentary material (38); Carbonate sediment (45); Carbonate sedimentary rock (47); Dolomitic or magnesian sedimentary material (75)

[Description taken from GeoSciML SimpleLithology201012.rdf]

Hierarchical classification

Compound material >> Sedimentary >> Carbonate


Calcareous (carbonate sedimentary material) | Dolomitic or magnesian (sedimentary material)

Category: Analysed material

The different kinds of sample material collected in the field have been classified hierarchically. Examples: “till”, “soil”, “vegetation”. Taken from the “Sample_Types_SHARED” database table.

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