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lithostratigraphy

1. n. [Geology]

The study and correlation of strata to elucidate Earth history on the basis of their lithology, or the nature of the well log response, mineral content, grain size, texture and color of rocks.

See: chronostratigraphic chartchronostratigraphycorrelatecross sectionformationgeologic time scalelithostratigraphicstratigraphy

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