monomineralic rock

monomineralic rock
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  • Detritus (geology) — Detritus (English pronunciation: /dɪˈtraɪtəs/, adjective detrital, pronounced /dɪˈtraɪtəl/) is a geological term used to describe particles of rock derived from pre existing rock through processes of weathering and erosion. Detrital… …   Wikipedia

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