- Angular fragments of rock forming a fill in a cave, either cemented together by dripstone or in a matrix of cave earth .See also solution breccia.
A Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology with Special Reference to Environmental Karst Hydrology. Courtesy of the author & The Karst Waters Institute. 2002.
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