Glossary
Glossary
Welcome to our glossary of terms! To view an entry, please click on the appropriate letter to be taken to the appropriate section.
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

A

Aeolian dune:

Alabama Coastal Plain:

B

Bangor Formation:

Biface: a piece of lithic materal flaked on both sides from the same platform; often symmetrical, pointed, and with a teardrop shape.

Biogenic:

Buhrstone:

C

Cement:

Chalcedony:

Chert:

Claystone:

Conchoidal fracturing:

Concretionary:

Concretions:

Core: a piece of lithic material from which flakes have been removed.

Crossed Nichols:

Cryptocrystalline:

D

Disconformably:

E

Eocene:

F

Fine to medium:

Flakes: a detatched piece of lithic material, usually exhibiting a platform, bulb of percussion, and a feather termination.

Foraminifera:

Formation:

Fossiliferous limestone:

Fracture planes:

G

Garnet:

"Ghost" grains:

Glauconite:

Glaucophane:

I

Intergranular pore space:

Isotropic:

K

Knappable:

L

Limestone:

Limonite:

M

Magnetite:

Marine shelf environment:

Marine shells:

Massive:

Member:

Moderately well-sorted:

Muscovite:

O

Opal:

Opal CT:

P

Photomicrographs:

Physiographic provinces:

Plane polarized light:

Polarized light:

Pore-lining:

Porosity:

Q

Quartz arenite:

Quartzite:

S

Siliciclastic edimentary rocks:

Silicified:

Sub-angular:

Sub-rounded:

T

Trace fossils:

V

Volcanic ash:

Z

Zeolite mineral clinoptilolite:

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