Laminites are defined as beds that are finer grained and thinner than turbidites, both of which represent members of a series of gradual changes in the depositional character of flysch sequences. The clastic fine-grained material forming the laminites is transported not only by gravity but also by a combination of bottom traction andgravity. Two types are distinguished--simple layers alternating with shales and thin-bedded laminations which occur throughout or cap a turbidite sequence. Field occurrences are described as examples.

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