Definition of siliciclastic in English:


Syllabification: si·lic·ic·las·tic
Pronunciation: /siˌlisəˈklastik


  • Relating to or denoting clastic rocks consisting largely of silica or silicates.
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    • Successions in the more intact Permian units are depositionally underlain by siliciclastic sedimentary rocks.
    • The massif comprises low-grade, mainly fine-grained, siliciclastic deposits, ranging from the lowermost Cambrian to the upper Silurian in age.
    • Previous studies of coal sequence stratigraphy have concentrated on coals associated with siliciclastic depositional systems.

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