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Synonyms for dark-grey

of a dark shade of grey

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Towards the external wall of the rostra, both the fluorescent, dark-grey radial sectors and the non-fluorescent, lightgrey radial sectors become more elongated or even fibrous in appearance (Fig.
12-13) show that dark-grey and fluorescent sectors of calcite crystals have higher Mg and Na contents and similar S content than the light-grey and non-fluorescent sectors (including the light-grey zones of the "patchy" internal zones in the crystals).
The observations that were made under TL, FL and BSEM show that the calcite crystals are internally composed of fluorescent and dark-grey sectors (or zones) and non-fluorescent and light-grey sectors (Figs.
Thus, the fluorescent and dark-grey calcite is interpreted to have formed during belemnite rostrum growth from a biologically controlled mineralization process (sensu Lowenstam and Weiner, 1989 and Mann, 2001), during which the calcite incorporated organic compounds that cause fluorescence and Mg and Na, each of which exhibit less atomic weight than Ca, resulting in the dark-grey color of the calcite under BSEM.
The petrographic features that also support this interpretation include: 1) the sharp, euhedral, and commonly triangular shape of the boundary between the fluorescent and dark-grey inner zone of the crystals and the non-fluorescent and light-grey outer zone and the boundary between the non-fluorescent and light-grey patches, which are included in the fluorescent and dark-grey inner zones (Figs.
5C-D, 9A-C, 11), where calcite prisms are cross-cut more or less parallel to their c-axis, are not homogeneous or continuous; in contrast, the layers are internally composed of radial and elongated sectors that are irregular or triangular in shape and sometimes display dark-grey or light-grey color under BSEM.
10G), would yield values between 20 and 60%: the lower porosity values were obtained where dark-grey calcite is more abundant and the higher values where light-grey calcite predominates.
Concentric layers display alternating dark-grey or light-grey color.
AUe--dark-humus podzolic, 26-40/14; dark-grey, but lighter than AU; wetting; structure is cloddy-plastic; light-clayey, thin-porous, of high thick, sticky; there are worm-holes and coprolite.
BEL--sub-eluvial, 40-58/18 cm; consists of colour combinations: huge pale-yellow stains, dark-grey humus leaks, at the bottom there are ginger-brownish salients; wetting; the structure is cloddy-nuciform; of high density; there is vertical parting; slightly sticky; light-clayey; there are not many roots; the transition to the next horizon is even/flat/level and gradual.
Dark-grey soil is characterized by high humus content in dark-humus horizon (about 10%) and the content is lower by 1.
AU--dark-humus, 0-28/28 cm; has loose sod on the surface of grey-brownish colour 3 cm thick, consisting of grass litter of different erode degree and grass roots together with soil mass; upper part of the horizon is loose, cloddy-seedy, brownish; in the average part colour is dark-grey, structure is nutty-cloddy, coming apart to seeds; in the lower part the horizon is thick, large prisms coming apart to seedy, nutty and cloddy parts; podzol is not registered; thin-porous, light-sticky, light-clayey; contains large roots and the signs of earthworms activity.
1]--clay-illuvial, 28-63/35 cm; very tongued, the colour is heterogeneous, from dark-grey in the upper part of the horizon and in 'tongues' to grey, grey-brownish and red-brownish in the lower part; the structure of brownish mass is nutty, of dark-grey is cloddy-seedy; on the whole the construction is thick; new formations are revealed in humus tongues and weak whitish powder along the dark-grey sides of structural partings; there are wormholes and molehills; rich roots.
C1--transitional to mother rock, 98-143/45 cm; brownish with ginger or yellowish shade; unstructured, thin-porous, thick, sticky, clayey; there are dark-grey silty plates; brown clayey-humus cutans that cover the walls of pores; carbonate mycelium is along pores; the transition to the next horizon is very gradual, level; soil effervescence from 113 to 118 cm depth.
For fitotesting the samples were taken from the upper and lower parts of dark-humus horizons of chernozem and dark-grey soil, from greyhumus and sub-eluvial horizon of grey-soil and from grey-humus horizon of sod-podzol soil.