Sedimentary (rock)

Keyword Definition

Rock formed by accumulation and cementation of solid fragmental material deposited by air, water or ice, or as a result of other natural agents, such as precipitation from solution, the accumulation of organic material, or from biogenic processes, including secretion by organisms. Includes epiclastic deposits.

SLTTs 2004

Parents: Rock (225); Sedimentary material (233)

Children: Carbonate sedimentary rock (47); Phosphorite (197); Clastic sedimentary rock (59); Generic conglomerate (117); Generic mudstone (118); Generic sandstone (119); Hybrid sedimentary rock (136); Iron rich sedimentary rock (150); Non-clastic siliceous sedimentary rock (176); Organic rich sedimentary rock (181)

[Description taken from GeoSciML SimpleLithology201012.rdf]

Hierarchical classification

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


Carbonate (sedimentary rock) | Clastic (sedimentary rock) | Generic conglomerate | Generic mudstone | Generic sandstone | Hybrid (sedimentary rock) | Iron rich (sedimentary rock) | Non-clastic siliceous (sedimentary rock) | Organic rich (sedimentary rock) | Phosphorite

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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