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1 Sum total of features that reflect the specific environmental conditions under which a given rock was formed or deposited. The features may be lithologic, sedimentological, or faunal. In a sedimentary facies, mineral composition, sedimentary structures, and bedding characteristics are all diagnostic of a specific rock or lithofacies.

2 See metamorphic facies.

Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography.


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