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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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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 ...
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 ...
Cu, 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.
Three Volume Set by John A Matthews
an ARENITE). A subarkose has 5–25 per cent feldspar clasts; ...
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.
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.
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 ...
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.
A 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 ...
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 ...
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.
by Gwendolyn Lewise Werth Luttrell
Muds tone and siltstone with some graywacke, arenite, shale, limy concretions, and conglomerate 5. Greenish-gray, weathers brown 6.
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 ...
by Edy G. Schaffer
PIT, DIAMOND, GRIDIRON arenaceous SANDY, ARENOSE arenite SANDSTONE areo, as combining form MARS ...
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