Particles in siliciclastic sediment that range in size from 0.0039 millimeters (very fine silt) to 0.0625 millimeters (coarse silt), according to the Udden-Wentworth scale. In field geology, a mudrock has silt in it if it feels smooth to the fingers but tastes gritty between the teeth. Silt and clay are collectively classified as mud.
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