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lithology

(lĭth-ŏl′ō-jē) [″ + logos, word, reason]
The science dealing with calculi.
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The dominant local lithologies include: polymictic conglomerate, sandstone, arkosic sandstone, siltstone, and shale, with rare limestone and gyp.
The marbles are termed MLS-S to distinguish them from the northern unit although both lithologies appear similar.
Field reconnaissance of this historical drilling to identify the source of this magnetic anomalism noted that all drill holes across the magnetic feature had terminated in basal palaeochannel gravels and had failed to intersect bedrock lithologies.
0x20 Mineralization consists of quartz-arsenopyrite stockworks and veins and replacement skarn developed in Cambrian age carbonate and volcanic lithologies peripheral to the mid-Cretaceous Old Cabin stock.
The Boiteau Lake Uranium Trend is hosted within mid paleoproterozoic rock units of the Joe's Pond Formation and contains a variety of lithologies including mafic volcanics, sandstones, conglomerates, chert, argillites, schist, gneiss and pegmatites.
Samples from basement lithologies within Hole AU4-1 revealed elevated levels of uranium (up to 155 ppm U) within a sheared/fractured granitic pegmatite.
The south-western corner of exploration licence 1119L is underlain by 12km2 of lithologies of the Lower Karoo, which hosts the coal resources at Vale's (NYSE:VALE) Moatize and Riversdale's (ASX:RIV) (PINK:RFLMF) Benga and Zambeze projects.
Chip sampling of bedrock trench walls created through the artisanal workings is ongoing and is being completed with the objective of indicating the distribution of gold throughout near-surface section, and the presence of gold in different lithologies.
A recent ground inspection by Company geological consultants at Yarloo Well revealed sheared "mafic greenstone" lithologies in spoil material around the well, indicating shallow bedrock in the well area.
A significant exploration target is located on the southern extension of the poorly defined Cottonwood Spring resource of 50,000 - 75,000 ounces of gold, apparently controlled by faulting and favorable lithologies.
The eastern magnetic anomaly is interpreted to be a BIF some 10km in length whereas the nature of the western magnetic complex remains to be determined but is consistent with magnetite-rich lithologies, possibly related to a tightly folded metamorphosed BIF sequences about 14km in strike length.
The survey will assist with the identification of lithologies favourable for hosting bulk-mineable gold deposition, similar to that currently under exploration on the adjacent Skygold Ventures Ltd.