Non-clastic siliceous (sediment)

Keyword Definition

Sediment that consists of at least 50 percent silicate mineral material, deposited directly by chemical or biological processes at the depositional surface, or in particles formed by chemical or biological processes within the basin of deposition.

NGMDB 2008; Hallsworth and Knox 1999

Parents: Non-clastic siliceous sedimentary material (175); Sediment (232)

Children: Siliceous ooze (239)

[Description taken from GeoSciML SimpleLithology201012.rdf]

Hierarchical classification

Compound material >> Unconsolidated >> Natural unconsolidated >> Sediment >> Non-clastic siliceous



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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