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.
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.
Annual production from the high grade, pisolitic iron ore mine will begin at five million tonnes per year, rising to 15 million tonnes as market demand grows.
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'.