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argillaceous


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Applied to rocks that are silt- or clay-sized sediments with grains less than 0.0625 mm in diameter. They account for more than 50 per cent of sedimentary rocks and most have a very high clay mineral content. Many contain a high percentage of organic material and can be regarded as potential source rocks for hydrocarbons.

Subjects: Biological Sciences.


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