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clastic sediment

1. n. [Geology]

Sediment consisting of broken fragments derived from preexisting rocks and transported elsewhere and redeposited before forming another rock. Examples of common clastic sedimentary rocks include siliciclastic rocks such as conglomerate, sandstone, siltstone and shale. Carbonate rocks can also be broken and reworked to form clastic sedimentary rocks.

See: alluvialBouma sequencecubic packingdetritalsedimentsiliciclastic sediment

Clastic sediment
Schematic diagram of sediments and Udden-Wentworth scale.