Origin of fragmental
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The absence of fragmental ejecta (broken rock that are thrown out) is extraordinary.The Wonder Book of Volcanoes and Earthquakes
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Clastic, klas′tik, adj. breaking into fragments, fragmental.
Fragmental rocks are often quite indurated—the matrix being as hard as the included stones.
When a fragmental rock is composed chiefly of rocks belonging to the acidic group, we say it is felspathic.
These are overlaid by a series of alternating beds of crystalline (c) and fragmental (t) igneous rocks.
- (of rocks or deposits) composed of fragments of pre-existing rocks and minerals
- another word for fragmentary
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