Laramie group
Laramie group Lar"a*mie group` . (Geol.) An extensive series of strata, principally developed in the Rocky Mountain region, as in the Laramie Mountains, and formerly supposed to be of the Tertiary age, but now generally regarded as Cretaceous, or of intermediate and transitional character. It contains beds of lignite, often valuable for coal, and is hence also called the {lignitic group}. See Chart of {Geology}. [1913 Webster]

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  • lignitic group — Laramie group Lar a*mie group . (Geol.) An extensive series of strata, principally developed in the Rocky Mountain region, as in the Laramie Mountains, and formerly supposed to be of the Tertiary age, but now generally regarded as Cretaceous, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lignitic group — Lignitic Lig*nit ic (l[i^]g*n[i^]t [i^]k), a. Containing lignite; resembling, or of the nature of, lignite; as, lignitic clay. [1913 Webster] {Lignitic group}. See {Laramie Group}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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