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A mudstone with silt-grade clasts. An indurated silt having the texture and composition of shale but lacking its fine lamination or fissility; a massive mudstone in which the silt predominates over clay; a nonfissile silty shale. It tends to be flaggy, containing hard, durable, generally thin layers, and often showing various primary current structures.

Synonym of: siltite, claystone

Ref: AGI


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