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Chapter 1: Lithostratigraphy: subdividing rock strata based on lithology

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posted on 2022-08-25, 16:08 authored by Colin Waters

This document contains, for ease of download and use in the field, a flow chart of the steps in defining or using lithostratigraphical schemes, a schematic cross-section, a worked example illustrating hierarchical subdivisions of lithostratigraphical units, a worked example of the application of lithological, petrographic and geochemical features in a volcanic succession, and a table showing the requirements for providing a formal description of a lithostratigraphical unit.

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