Non-clastic siliceous (sedimentary rock)

Keyword Definition

Sedimentary rock 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.

SLTTs 2004

See Also: chert, flint

Parents: Non-clastic siliceous sedimentary material (175); Sedimentary rock (234)

Children: Biogenic silica sedimentary rock (30)

[Description taken from GeoSciML SimpleLithology201012.rdf]

Hierarchical classification

Sample >> Lithosphere >> Rock >> Whole >> Rock >> Sedimentary >> Non-clastic siliceous


Biogenic silica

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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