lithostratigraphy

study of layers of rock based on their physical characteristics

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  • lithostratigraphy — lithostratigraphic /lith oh strat i graf ik/, adj. /lith oh streuh tig reuh fee/, n. the study or character of stratified rocks based solely on their physical and petrographic features. [1955 60; LITHO + STRATIGRAPHY] * * * …   Universalium

  • lithostratigraphy — noun The stratigraphy of rocks …   Wiktionary

  • lithostratigraphy —    A formal naming system that allows the description of rock successions in terms of recognizable defined units on a local scale. The units, which comprise supergroups, groups, formations, members and beds in decreasing order of size, are… …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • lithostratigraphy — lithostratigraphic /lith oh strat i graf ik/, adj. /lith oh streuh tig reuh fee/, n. the study or character of stratified rocks based solely on their physical and petrographic features. [1955 60; LITHO + STRATIGRAPHY] …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Stratigraphy — Stratigraphy, a branch of geology, studies rock layers and layering (stratification). It is primarily used in the study of sedimentary and layered volcanic rocks. Stratigraphy includes two related subfields: lithologic or lithostratigraphy and… …   Wikipedia

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  • Yilgarn Craton — The Yilgarn Craton is a large craton which constitutes the bulk of the Western Australian land mass. It is bounded by a mixture of sedimentary basins and Proterozoic fold and thrust belts. Zircon grains in the Jack Hills, Narryer Gneiss Terrane… …   Wikipedia

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