Rock (GeoSciML)

Keyword Definition

Consolidated aggregate of one or more EarthMaterials, or a body of undifferentiated mineral matter, or of solid organic material. Includes mineral aggregates such as granite, shale, marble; glassy matter such as obsidian; and organic material such a coal. Excludes unconsolidated materials.

Jackson, 1997; NADM C1 2004; Neuendorf et al 2005

Parents: Compound material (66)

Children: Aphanite (17); Composite genesis rock (65); Igneous rock (138); Sedimentary rock (234); Tuffite (261)

[Description taken from GeoSciML SimpleLithology201012.rdf]

Hierarchical classification

Sample >> Lithosphere >> Rock >> Whole >> Rock


Aphanite | Composite genesis (rock) | Igneous (rock) | Sedimentary (rock) | Tuffite

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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