Definition of volcaniclastic in English:


Syllabification: vol·can·i·clas·tic
Pronunciation: /välˌkanəˈklastik, vôl-


  • Relating to or denoting a clastic rock that contains volcanic material.
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    • Late Devonian to Carboniferous rocks consist of interbedded mudrocks, sandstones and volcaniclastic strata, whereas the Permian rocks are crystalline limestone with subordinate clastic and volcaniclastic sediments.
    • The sediments are partly clastic and partly volcaniclastic because volcanism is active along such margins.
    • Well-rounded clasts include lava, volcaniclastic sandstones and bioclastic limestones with nummulites, bryozoa, microbial carbonate and bivalve material.

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