Sedimentary (material)

Keyword Definition

Material formed by accumulation of solid fragmental material deposited by air, water or ice, or material that accumulated by other natural agents such as chemical precipitation from solution or secretion by organisms. Includes both sediment and sedimentary rock. Includes epiclastic deposits. All stated composition criteria are based on the mineral/ compound material (GeoSciML term)/particulate fraction of the material, irrespective of porosity or the pore-fluid. No distinctions are made based on porosity or pore fluid composition (except organic rich sediment in which liquid hydrocarbon content may be considered).

SLTTs 2004

Parents: Compound material (66)

Children: Carbonate sedimentary material (46); Chemical sedimentary material (52); Clastic sedimentary material (58); Non-clastic siliceous sedimentary material (175); Organic rich sedimentary material (180); Phosphate rich sedimentary material (196); Sediment (232); Sedimentary rock (234)

[Description taken from GeoSciML SimpleLithology201012.rdf]

Hierarchical classification

Compound material >> Sedimentary


Carbonate (sedimentary material) | Chemical (sedimentary material) | Clastic (sedimentary material) | Non-clastic siliceous (sedimentary material) | Organic rich (sedimentary material) | Phosphate rich (sedimentary material)

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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