Fabric

Bet Shean R

Site: 
Provenance: 
Valley rendzina soil - Bet Shean valley
Clay: 
This group is characterized by a silty, foraminiferous, calcerous matrix. The silt (up to <10% of the matrix) contains chalk, limestone, calcite, quartz, iron oxides, plagioclase, olivine and chert.
Temper: 
The temper (<10% up to >15%) contains poorly sorted sand of limestone and chalk (dominant or abundant), basalt (dominant or abundant), chert (frequent) and, rarely, travertine. The temper is often accompanied by rare fresh shell fragments, sub-angular to rounded quartz, plagioclase or clynopyroxene grains.
Characteristic Inclusions: 
Limestone sand
Chalk
Basalt
Chert
Travertine
Fresh shell fragment
Sub-angular to rounded quartz
Plagioclase
Clynopryroxene grains