Keyword Definition

Material of composite origin resulting from weathering processes at the Earth’s surface, with genesis dominated by removal of chemical constituents by aqueous leaching. Miinor clastic, chemical, or organic input may also contribute. Consolidation state is not inherent in definition, but typically material is unconsolidated or weakly consolidated.

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Parents: Material formed in surficial environment (158)

[Description taken from GeoSciML SimpleLithology201012.rdf]

Hierarchical classification

Compound material >> Composite genesis >> surficial environment >> Residual



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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