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Definition of the noun Micrite
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- [geology] A sedimentary limestone matrix derived from calcite mud
Micrite is a limestone constituent formed of calcareous particles ranging in diameter up to 4 μm formed by the recrystallization of lime mud.
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Earth sciences, Geology by CTI Reviews
Micrite is a limestone constituent ...
Carbonate Sedimentology (2009)
by Maurice E. Tucker, V. Paul Wright
Some micrite is a chemical precipitate associated with high temperatures and salinities or changes in partial pressure of CO2. This is certainly the case in many lakes (Sections 4.4.5b,c). Categorical proof for such a process in the present-day ...
by Ervan Garrison
Micrite is a major cement in limestones along with carbonate mud sediments. Loss of grain texture or clastic inclusions in limestones can result from processes like micritization, but also from pressure that compacts the pore space between ...
Reef Diagenesis (2012)
by J.H. Schroeder, B.H. Purser
Although sedimentary micrite is an important constituent in ...
by Roy Lindholm
Fine-grained carbonate is called micrite (short for microcrystalline calcite) and chemically precipitated cement is called sparry calcite, or spar for short. Rock names used in Folk's classification are composite words. The first part, which refers to ...
by P.R. Yadav
Micrite is a uniformly fine-grained, "muddy texture in which individual particles cannot be discerned without considerable magnification. Micritic texture is apparendy the result of consolidation of carbonate mud and ooze. Carbonate clasts are ...
Geological Field Techniques (2010)
by Dr Angela L. Coe
Micrite refers to calcite that is less than 4μm (0.004 mm) in size and sparite refers to calcite that is greater than 4μm (0.004mm) in size. They can be distinguished in hand specimen; sparite is translucent or semi-translucent because the large ...
Historical Geology (2016)
by CTI Reviews
Micrite: Micrite is a limestone constituent formed of calcareous particles ranging in diameter ...
by CTI Reviews
Micrite is a limestone constituent formed of calcareous particles ranging in diameter up to 4 pm formed by the recrystallization of lime mud.
by Wolfgang Schlager
Micrite is a major, often dominant component of these deposits. The term "(mud) mound" is commonly used as a field-geologic term (Wilson, 1975; James and Bourque, 1992). For the deposits themselves, the term "microbialite" is widely used.
by Michael Allaby
micrite 1. (lime mud) ...
by S.E. Stiegeler
micrite. Chemically precipitated calcite having ...
by Vivien Gornitz
abundant micrite (carbonate mud) formed either by ...
by Norman Hyne Ph.D.
micrite 1) a very -fine-grained limestone that contains <1% allochems or larger, transported ...
The Atlantis Encyclopedia (2005)
by Frank Joseph
Moreover, core-drillings at the Bimini Road, beginning in the mid-1980s, extracted micrite, which does not occur in beach rock. Some of its stones contain conglomerations of aragonite and calcite, patterns likewise missing from beach rock.
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