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- adj. stratified with two alternating types of strata
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- adj. Stratified among or between other bodies.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Inclosed between or alternating with other strata: forming part of a group of stratified rocks. Also interbedded.
- Noting volcanic surface-flows which become interbedded between sediments, being thus younger than those below, and older than those above.
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Here, rocks of the Cambro-Ordovician Conanicut Group, specifically interstratified beds of the Fort Burnside Formation and the older Jamestown Formation form great flat tables of phyllite and siltstone, metamorphosed to varying degrees.
Dark-colored serpentine and gabbro also are found interstratified within the shales.
Phosphorus-rich sediments alternate with other sediments (geologists say these beds are interstratified).
The interstratified basalt lava, scoria and pyroclastic rocks yield sand, clayey soils in depressions, on plains and on outward draining slopes and a sterile cemented hardpan surface where hydrated.
Seaward of Ward Hunt Island, they did not report any basement ice: Outer part of Ward Hunt ice shelf consists of a 15-18 m thick platform of sea ice conformably overlain by approximately 25 m of iced firn and interstratified lake ice.
From the latitude of Ward Hunt Island south, an older “basement” of interdigitating sea and brackish ice Lyons et al 1971 lies with angular unconformity beneath the interstratified iced firn and lake ice.
The soil here consists of ice and volcanic ashes interstratified; and at a little depth beneath the surface it must remain perpetually congealed, for
[B] I am aware that Bates mentions having heard, that at Obydos calcareous layers, thickly studded with marine shells, had been found interstratified with the clay, but he did not himself examine the strata.
The same effect is produced where numerous thin beds of members of the different classes are interstratified, the disintegrated portions being gradually intermixed, and valuable soils formed.
Where they occur interstratified with clays, still better soils are produced, the mutual admixture of the disintegrated rocks affording