Definition of carbonaceous in English:


Syllabification: car·bo·na·ceous
Pronunciation: /ˌkärbəˈnāSHəs


(Chiefly of rocks or sediments) consisting of or containing carbon or its compounds.
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  • Australian coals and associated carbonaceous sediments may thus well be oil source rocks in the Gippsland basin area and elsewhere in Australia.
  • An exception may be its type locality in Colombia, where it occurs in veinlets and pockets in carbonaceous sedimentary units apparently distant from igneous rocks.
  • The association of the cherts with carbonaceous sandstones and lacustrine shales in the Rhynie Cherts Unit indicates sinter deposition interrupted alluvial floodplain sedimentation of mud and sand.

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