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siliciclastic (not comparable)
- (geology) Describing clastic rocks that bear quartz or similar silicate minerals
2000, Gerhard Einsele, Sedimentary Basins: Evolution, Facies, and Sediment Budget, page 221:
- As with siliciclastic turbidites, the maximum thickness of an individual bed is commonly not attained in the neighborhood of the source area, but at some distance downcurrent (Fig. 5.16b); then it decreases distally.
siliciclastic (plural siliciclastics)
- Such a rock