Microcrystalline carbonate rock. Described in the Fossil Lake region as kerogen-rich laminated micrite (KRLM) or kerogen-poor laminated micrite (KPLM) it is primarily in this rock that the majority of Fossil Lake fossils are found.
Limestone consisting of lime mud (i.e., very fine-grained limestone).
A micro-crystalline calcite, with grain size less than 4µm (aka 'lime mud')
very fine (1-5 microns) carbonate crystals making up most carbonate mud. Micrite can precipitate from seawater or form from the breakdown of larger carbonate grains. Most modern micrite is the result of calcifying algae.
a limestone composed of clay-sized fragments; a claystone of calcium carbonate; mudstone.
Micro-crystalline carbonate mud.