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  • Temporal Coverage is exactly "Mesozoic"

Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Echinodermata Class: Holothuroidea Order: Dendrochirotida Family: Calclamnidae Genus: Thuroholia Species:

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Clay sized feldspars and quartz present, but majority of crystal grains too small to identify in thin section. Surface contains some calcite that formed after lithification. Fresh surfaces do not effervesce with acid meaning reaction is caused by…

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Equal mix of angular and rounded sand-sized grains of quartz, with clay sized feldspars. Surface contains significant coverage of calcite that formed after lithification. Fresh surfaces do not effervesce with acid meaning that reaction is based on…

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Sand sized quartz grains and smaller feldspars make up the matrix. Grey-brown sand weathers to a rusty golden color.

(Thin Section FOV: 1.28mm)

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More orange in color that FR-3 (Red Chert). Radiolaria fossils are visible in thin section amongst red-orange martix.

(Thin Section FOV: 1.28)

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Coarse sand grains made of quartz, surrounded by smaller feldspar grains. Greenish blue surface color, minimal surface weathering.

(Thin section FOV: 1.28)

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Fresh surfaces contain grey-white, anhedral calcite and dolomite crystals. Weathered surfaces are dark brown, with a fine powder observable after handling in hand sample. Bubbles from acid reaction turn dark brown on weathered surfaces. These…

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Groundmass dominated by grey calcite and dolomite. Calcite and dolomite crystals are subhedral in thin section and hand sample.. (FOV: 1.28)

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Angular sand size grains, dominated by quartz, have a brown color with a greenish tint. Calcite found on weathered bedding planes after lithification. Slight folding of the bedding planes in one direction. (FOV: 1.28)

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Holocrystalline, medium grained, anhedral, ophitic, dibastic crystals. Low silica percentage (46.3%) for a Diabase, bordering on ultramafic compostion. Calcite is present on weathered surfaces, but not on fresh surfaces. (FOV: 3.2mm)

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Angular, silty size gains, composed of equal parts quatz, feldspars and rock fragments. Prominent orange and brown surface oxydation on all samples. Some samples contain evidence of bedding planes. Calicte is found along bedding planes, as well as…

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Fresh surfaces are dark blue in color, while weathered surfaces range in shades of green. Asbestos veins intersect throughout the rock, making up ~5% of the crystal mass. (FOV: 1.28)

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Grain size is fine sand to silty sand, mostly angular with some rounded crystals. Various shades of surficial weathering with distinct pockets of orange-brown oxydation. Fresh surfaces brown-green in color. Collected from same quarry as sample FR-1.…

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Grain sizes sand to silty sand, rounded and angular with very minor examples of weathering and thin quartz vein present. Collected from the same quarry as FR-2. (FOV: 1.28mm)

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Collected from blocks moved during road construction. Have been moved perhaps 200 yards. More quartzite and igneous and crystaline metamorphic rocks than at Sternenberg sampling site. Thin Section Coarse to fine (7-.1 mm) poorly sorted grains of…

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Sandstone with ripple marks and cross bedding and strong flute casts along surface indicating mid-high energy. Poorly sorted coarse sandstone with ripple marks, cross bedding and strong flute casts, as well as small pebbles that vary from angular to…

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Shale, foliated, and bearing organic matter, from the interbeds between sandstone layers. Fine grained laminated sands between shales were uncollectible, but present. Friable and fragile.

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Very fine to fine grain, poorly sorted…

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Very fine grained sandstone and silty shale noted between shale and dark, fine grained sandstone (sample 4 &5).

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Very fine sized sub rounded grains of pyroxene, quartz, and feldspar in a calcic matrix.


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Poorly sorted, coarse grained conglomerate; bearing chert, quartzite and granitoid fragments in calcite cement, with an odd mica flake indicating very short transport. The facies that this rock is representative of is uncommon. Conglomerate beds at…

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Coarse grained mainly quartz sandstone with minor lithic and mud incorporated. Cross bedding present. Note the larger grain size of the sample, as well as the grains composed of conglomerate material indicating reworking of older sediments. Present…
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