pisolitic


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pisolitic

[¦pī·zə¦lid·ik]
(petrology)
Pertaining to pisolite or to the characteristic texture of such a rock.
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Mapping and sampling has uncovered a second zone of pisolitic iron stone mineralization about 1 kilometer in length and 400 meters wide along the southern margin of the Robe River system.
The production boost from 24 to 32 Mt/y will allow the company to take advantage of increases in the international iron ore market for its particular product - pisolitic limonite sinter fines.
Pisolitic, dehydrated hardcap bauxite, often forming a surface hardcap layer 2 metres thick .
This is pisolitic (rounded gravels), iron-enriched, dehydrated bauxite which is cemented into a hardcap layer in places.
The predominant soil type in the areas to be mined and in restored areas is a Brown Kandosol (approximately 600 mm deep) (Isbell 2002) that originally overlies a pisolitic bauxite.
Numerous round, ocherous patches of powdery, pale yellow, pisolitic anatase are commonly found embedded in the surface of latestage gray quartz and adularia crystals.
Yandi has a measured resource of 320 Mt of high-grade pisolitic ore particularly suited for sinter feed and will produce 5 Mt/y.
Another significant result of the mapping was the recognition of cemented detrital hematite-goethite outcrops and the presence of pisolitic ironstone gravels which indicate potential for channel iron deposits formed by the weathering and remobilisation of the altered BIF.
A recent round of pisolitic soil sampling has been carried out over the Napier Prospect and analytical results are expected to be received during the September 2010 quarter.
1994) as: `indurated zones of unconsolidated materials (soils, sediments) cemented by secondary palygorskite (generally [is greater than] 65%) that may display characteristic structures, such as nodular, laminar or pisolitic sets'.