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What does mudrock mean?

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Noun
  1. (geology) Any of various fine-grained siliciclastic sedimentary rocks.
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Overlying grey-green, locally manganiferous mudrock is assigned to the Beaverbank Formation.
The Cretaceous Winton and Mackunda Formations are composed of interbedded mudrock, sandstone, coal and carbon-bearing mudrock.
This distribution defines an antithetic relationship between breccia facies in the red mudrock sequences and stratiform mineralization.
As far as the local officials are concerned, we all know that their responsibility will differ depending on whether it was mountain torrent, mudrock slide or river overflow.
In this interpretation, the Basic Complex consists of basalts, pillowed in places, and derived volcaniclastic rock together with background mudrock.
Carbonaceous shale, including oil shale, occurs in beds of clayey to silty mudrock from 0.3 to 3 m thick.

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