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  • In sedimentary rocks it occurs as detrital material.
  • Yellow ochre); (6) sand or detrital silica (forming loams, arenaceous clays, argillaceous sandstones, &c.).
  • The detrital deposits of tertiary age - contained gold, though in too small quantities to be profitably worked in the ordinary way.
  • Beds between beds of sandstone and shale, and S becomes increasingly detrital in character as it is traced northwards.
  • The old land area still existed to the north, but doubtless much reduced in height; against this land, detrital deposits still continued to be formed, as in Scotland; while over central Ireland and central and northern England the clearer waters of the sea furnished a suitable home for countless corals, brachiopods and foraminifera and great beds of sea lilies; sponges flourished in many parts of the sea, and their remains contributed largely to the formation of the beds of chert.
 

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