Compound material

Keyword Definition

An Earth Material composed of an aggregation of particles of Earth Material, possibly including other Compound Materials. This is 'top' of lithology category hierarchy, and should be used to indicate 'any rock or unconsolidated material'.

NADM C1 2004

Children: Anthropogenic material (15); Breccia (35); Composite genesis material (64); Igneous material (137); Rock (225); Sedimentary material (233); Unconsolidated material (264)

[Description taken from GeoSciML SimpleLithology201012.rdf]

Hierarchical classification

Compound material


Anthropogenic (material) | Breccia | Composite genesis (material) | Igneous (material) | Sedimentary (material) | Unconsolidated (GeoSciML)

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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