Dictionary:Lithostratigraphy

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Differentiation, delineation, and classification of rock succession on the basis of gross lithology. Specification must give a distinctive name and specify the distinguishing gross lithologic characteristics, the type location, how the boundaries are specified, how the units are subdivided, their thicknesses and thickness ranges, how they are geographically distributed, and their age. See Salvador (1994) and Hedburg (1976).