Encyclopedia of Astrobiology

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Polimictic Breccia

  • Daniele L. Pinti
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27833-4_1860-3

Synonyms

Definition

A polymictic breccia is a clastic sedimentary rock composed of angular clasts from different origins intermixed in a consolidated matrix. The clast can be formed during tectonic events or meteoric impacts.

See Also

Keywords

Bioorganic Chemistry Sedimentary Rock Tectonic Event Meteoric Impact Clastic Sedimentary Rock 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Université du Québec à MontréalGEOTOP Research Center for Geochemistry and GeodynamicsMontréalCanada