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Arenite is a sedimentary clastic rock with sand grain size between 0.0625 mm and 2 mm and contain less than 15% matrix. The related adjective is arenaceous. The equivalent Greek-derived term is psammite, though this is more commonly used for metamorphosed sediments.

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Google previewNational Geographic Pocket Guide to Rocks and Minerals of North America (2014)

by National Geographic, Sarah Garlick

arenite is a texturally mature sandstone, meaning it is of consistent grain size and shape, and contains few to no clay particles between the grains. Its grains ...

Google previewGeological Survey of Canada, Current Research (Online) no. 2003-C27

The relationship of these zones to the thrust fault along the contacts of the quartz arenite is an important question that remains unresolved. Deformation D 3 The effects of D3 deformation are best expressed in domain 2 (Fig. 3). Here, shallowly ...

Google previewCu, Zn, Pb, and Ag Deposits (2012)

by Gerard Meurant

The top arenite is a gritty to pebbly pink arkose equivalent to the Pink Quartzite of Nchanga. Upper Quartzite (12—24 m). A coarse white arkose with up to 25% microcline and a few pebbles is an excellent marker at the top of the Lower Roan.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Environmental Change (2013)

Three Volume Set by John A Matthews

an ARENITE). A subarkose has 5–25 per cent feldspar clasts; ...

Google previewLexicon of Antarctic Stratigraphic Names Introduced by Members of United States Expeditions (1972)

by Warren Wegner, Campbell Craddock

Lithology Argillite, quartzwacke, quartz -feldspathic wacke, quartz -feldspathic arenite, arkosic arenite, granule to pebble conglomerate and pebbly mudstone. Mostly fine sand to clay size, feldspathic, thick stratification, unsorted, non-graded . d.

Google previewThe Dictionary of Science for Gardeners (2015)

6000 Scientific Terms Explored and Explained by Michael Allaby

arenite See sandstone. arenosols Weakly developed soils with a coarse texture. Arenosols are a reference soil group in the World Reference Base for Soil Resources.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Earth Science (2009)

by New York Academy of Sciences, Timothy M. Kusky

Sediments of the Central Rand group consist of coarse-grained graywackes and conglomerates along with subordinate quartz arenite interbedded with local lacustrine or shallow marine shales and siltstones. The conglomerates are typically ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Physical Geography (2013)

by David S. G. Thomas, Andrew S. Goudie

1981: Weathering rinds on quartz arenite clasts as a relative age indicator and the glacial chronology of Mount Timpanogos, Wasatch Range, Utah. Arctic and alpine research 13, pp. 25 –31.

Google previewA Dictionary of Ecology (2015)

by Michael Allaby

areagram area-restricted search arenaceous arenite arenosols areolate arête argic horizon argillaceous argillans argillic horizon argon-40 arid climate aridic moisture regime aridisols aridity index arillate aristogenesis arkose Armillaria ...

Google previewThe Potter's Dictionary of Materials and Techniques (2004)

by Frank Hamer, Janet Hamer

Arenaceous rocks Arenite. Sandstones. Rocks composed of layers of previously existing sand in which the grains have been cemented together by siliceous. calcareous or ferruginous solutions. Drifts of sand from these rocks occur in rivers ...

Google previewDictionary of Petroleum Exploration, Drilling & Production, 2nd Edition (2014)

by Norman Hyne Ph.D.

quartz qtr quarter QTS quick test sub qts quarts qty quantity QTZ quartz Qtz quartz qtz quartz qtzaren quartz arenite QTZC quartzitic qtze quartzite qtzose quartzose qtzs quartzose QTZT quartzite Qtzt quartzite qtzt quartzite QUAD quadrangle.

Google previewLexicon of Geologic Names of the United States for 1968-1975 (1981)

by Gwendolyn Lewise Werth Luttrell

Muds tone and siltstone with some graywacke, arenite, shale, limy concretions, and conglomerate 5. Greenish-gray, weathers brown 6.

Google previewLexicon of new formal geologic names of the United States, 1976-1980 (1986)

by Gwendolyn Lewise Werth Luttrell, Marilyn L. Hubert, Virginia M. Jussen, Geological Survey (U.S.)

Sandy pelecypod biosparrudite, quartz arenite 6. Range <1-27 m 9. Unconformably underlies Castle Hayne Formation; upper contact is Cretaceous- Tertiary boundary 10. Type area: Outcrops only along NE Cape Fear River near town of ...

Google previewNew Comprehensive A-Z Crossword Dictionary (1996)

by Edy G. Schaffer

PIT, DIAMOND, GRIDIRON arenaceous SANDY, ARENOSE arenite SANDSTONE areo, as combining form MARS ...

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