Definition of Lithology. Meaning of Lithology. Synonyms of Lithology

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Definition of Lithology

Lithology
Lithology Li*thol"o*gy, n. [Litho- + -logy: cf. F. lithologie.] 1. The science which treats of rocks, as regards their mineral constitution and classification, and their mode of occurrence in nature. 2. (Med.) A treatise on stones found in the body.

Meaning of Lithology from wikipedia

- The lithology of a rock unit is a description of its physical characteristics visible at outcrop, in hand or core samples, or with low magnification microscopy...
- is a body of rock having a consistent set of physical characteristics (lithology) that distinguish it from adjacent bodies of rock, and which occupies...
- that form sedimentary rock. Lithology was once approximately synonymous with petrography, but in current usage, lithology focuses on macroscopic hand-sample...
- indicated by the lithology of the gravel-size clasts If these clasts consist of rocks and minerals that are significantly different in lithology from the enclosing...
- (thereby steepening river gradients) or in which a particularly hard lithology causes a river to have a steepened reach that has not been covered in...
- surface as small isolated outcrops ****ociated with the Satpura Fault. The lithology of the formation, depending on the outcrop, consists of alternating clay...
- Surface rupture (or ground rupture, or ground displacement) is the visible offset of the ground surface when an earthquake rupture along a fault affects...
- conformable contact can be abrupt, where the contact separates beds of distinct lithology. Abrupt contacts coincide with bedding planes and represent a change in...
- Nov 2013 Bloomberg Cant, Douglas J.; Ethier, Valerie G. (August 1984), "Lithology-dependent diagenetic control of reservoir properties of conglomerates...
- the lithology (the type of rock) and facies eventually change. Facies can be distinguished in a number of ways: the most common are by the lithology (for...