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Pelite

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Synonym:
A synonym of Mudstone
i. A fine-grained sedimentary rock composed of more or less hydrated aluminum silicates with which are mingled small particles of various other minerals; an aluminous sediment. Etymol: Greek pelos, clay mud. Also spelled pelyte.

See Also: psammite, psephite

ii. A sediment or sedimentary rock composed of the finest detritus (clay- or mud-size particles); e.g., a mudstone, or a calcareous sediment composed of clay and minute particles of quartz. The term is equivalent to the Latin-derived term lutite.

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