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Definition of the noun Micrite

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  1. [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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Google previewSedimentology and Sedimentary Basins, From Turbulence to Tectonics (2016)

Earth sciences, Geology by CTI Reviews

Micrite is a limestone constituent ...

Google previewCarbonate 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 ...

Google previewTechniques in Archaeological Geology (2003)

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 ...

Google previewReef Diagenesis (2012)

by J.H. Schroeder, B.H. Purser

Although sedimentary micrite is an important constituent in ...

Google previewA Practical Approach to Sedimentology (2012)

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 ...

Google previewFossils (2003)

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 ...

Google previewGeological 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 ...

Google previewHistorical Geology (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Micrite: Micrite is a limestone constituent formed of calcareous particles ranging in diameter ...

Google previewPetrology, Igneous, Sedimentary and Metamorphic (2016)

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.

Google previewCarbonate Sedimentology and Sequence Stratigraphy (2007)

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.

Google previewA Dictionary of Geology and Earth Sciences (2013)

by Michael Allaby

micrite 1. (lime mud) ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Earth Sciences (1976)

by S.E. Stiegeler

micrite. Chemically precipitated calcite having ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Paleoclimatology and Ancient Environments (2008)

by Vivien Gornitz

abundant micrite (carbonate mud) formed either by ...

Google previewDictionary of Petroleum Exploration, Drilling & Production, 2nd Edition (2014)

by Norman Hyne Ph.D.

micrite 1) a very -fine-grained limestone that contains <1% allochems or larger, transported ...

Google previewThe 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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