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lithology

(lĭth-ŏl′ō-jē) [″ + logos, word, reason]
The science dealing with calculi.
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The succeeding middle part (Pa-96-8 to Pa-96-15 and Sa-04-06 to Sa-04-10) is lithologically homogeneous and represented mainly by fine- and very fine-grained sandstones.
The dominant facies is a bedded limestone, the upper part of which (occasionally all of which) is known as the Orthoceratite Limestone, lithologically corresponding to limestones in the South China Plate (Lindstrom et al.
An additional argument in favour of including the unit with the Goldenville Group is its sharp and easily mappable contact with the overlying Cunard formation (described below), from which it is lithologically distinct (see Discussion for further details).
The identification of the Oostriku Formation is difficult in sections (for example, in Aiamaa) where the Halliku Formation is very thin or lithologically unclear and overlies the Moe Formation.
Lithologically similar strata of the Osmussaar Cliff contained no diagnostic taxa in our sample (M-5851).
The Ordovician-Silurian boundary is lithologically well defined in all East Baltic sections studied due to marked sea level changes through the boundary interval (H.
However, the studied strata are lithologically distinct, and are formally recognized as the new Little River Formation.
The last sample is interpreted lithologically as the basal layer of the Lasnamagi Stage (Poldvere & Nestor 2010, p.
Although the units of the Lochaber-Mulgrave area are lithologically similar to those in the type area, they cannot be precisely correlated due to the lack of well-preserved spore assemblages.