Sentence Examples

  • 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.

How would you define detrital? Add your definition here.

comments powered by Disqus

Also Mentioned In