Hornstone


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hornstone

[′hȯrn‚stōn]
(petrology)
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Hornstone

 

(hornstein), siliceous rocks (flints, jaspers, menilites) with admixtures of clay material and iron hydroxides; they form concretions and intercalations in carbonate and clay beds. Hornstones often contain carbonates and organic remnants, such as sponges and radiolarians.

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