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Re: definitions

At 06:36 PM 8/9/97 -0700, Jonathon Woolf wrote:
>Yes, lacustrine deposits are lake-bottom deposits.  But they aren't
>always limestone.  I think you can also have lacustrine shale.

For certain.  Not only shale, but mudstone, and saline deposits (in arid
zone lakes).

P.S. "lacustrine" can be used in non-geological contexts as well, it simply
means "characteristic of lakes".  For instance one can talk about
lacustrine ecology or lacustrine environments.

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