Dictionary of Geotourism

2020 Edition
| Editors: Anze Chen, Young Ng, Erkuang Zhang, Mingzhong Tian

Lithic Fragment

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_1418

Synonym: Rock fragment

During a volcanic eruption, magma rises through the volcanic channel and breaks through the overlying strata or older rocks, which breaks these rocks into fragments of varying sizes. When the diameter of a rock fragment is less than 2 mm, it is called a lithic fragment.

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