Definition of "unconformably" [unconformably]

  • (adverb) In an unconformable manner

Use "unconformably" in a sentence

  • "Then the edges of the old red sandstone were eaten away by the sea -- and some think by ice too, in some earlier age of ice; and then the limestone coral reef was laid down on them, "unconformably," as geologists say -- just as you saw the new red sandstone laid down on the edges of the limestone; and so one world is built up on the edge of another world, out of its scraps and ruins."
  • "It is formed by the relatively resistant quartz sandstone of the Middle Proterozoic Kombolgie Formation unconformably overlying less resistant rocks."
  • "The elliptical 5x7-km mountain consists of submarine and subaerial basaltic lavas and siltstones unconformably overlying Precambrian schists."

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