from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Sedimentary rock composed of fine fragments, as of clay or mud.
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- n. A sedimentary rock containing very fine particles
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In petrol., a rock made up of very fine argillaceous sediment. It would include fireclay, brick-clay, fullers' earth, and similar deposits.
It's too much trouble to her to be pelite these days.
Howsoever they can't call me worse than Fat Kit Square, and that's the worst name I ever got from any of our English pelite bears, which I suppose these pelite French quality never heard the like of. '
Basement lithologies were: quartzite including an 8.5 metre fault zone, followed by pelite, and ending in graphitic pelite.
Basement consisted of a short section of graphitic pelite, followed by a pyritiferous psammo-pelite.
The basement comprised graphitic pelite including a 12.7 metre fault zone, and the hole ended in quartzite.
The basement consisted mostly of an intrusive diorite, but the hole ended in a pelite.
Kodiak drill hole WM09-04, which intersected a 69 metre thick fractured graphitic and pyritic pelite unit containing up to 0.13 % U (3) O (8), is located only 400 metres from the McTavish property.
Drill hole three cut a 86 metre wide, strongly fractured and altered graphitic-pyritic pelite unit containing fracturing, grey clay and slickensides.
A five-metre wide strongly altered graphitic pelite occurs from 676m to
The hole intersected a 69 metre thick fractured graphitic and pyritic pelite unit.
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