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arenaceous

[¦a·rə¦nāsh·əs]
(geology)
Of sediment or sedimentary rocks that have been derived from sand or that contain sand. Also known as arenarious; psammitic; sabulous.
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arenaceous

Composed primarily of sand; sandy.
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It is clear from three stratigraphic sections measured in different parts of the study area that the Abbottabad Formation comprises of at least three units; a basal arenaceous unit an intermediate dolomitic or dolomite-dominant unit and an upper quartzite unit.
The lithofacies are named as lithofacies-I (laterite / bauxite / kaolinite), lithofacies-2 (shale/ clays), lithofacies-3 (shale / siltstone and sandstone), lithofacies-3a (unfossiliferous dolomitic limestone), lithofacies-4 (fine-grained sandstone) and lithofacies-5 (arenaceous bioclast supported limestone).
The relationship pattern of the modulus of elasticity in compression E and the compressive strength [f.sub.b] on the total proportion of pores sized 25-7500 nm and pores greater than 7500 nm clearly shows differences in the respective relationships for bricks, sandstone and arenaceous marl.
During the repair of Charles Bridge in 1966-1975, in some bridge spans the arenaceous marl rockfill was partially grouted with a cement mix (Colcrete), the loamy backfill and the cob were replaced by screed concrete, which was, according to the project, overlaid with a diagonal mesh of reinforcing steel with a diameter of 14 mm, steel 10425, concreted on both sides with a layer of a total thickness of 0,12-0,20 m.
We placed 0.25 g f wt of leaf tissue into a precooled mortar, added 20 mL of 800 mL [L.sup.-1] acetone and CaC[O.sub.3] (to neutralize acid in the cell and to prevent loss of Mg from the chlorophyll center), and arenaceous quartz, ground the tissue into paste, filtered it into a 100-mL volumetric flask, adjusted the volume to 100 mL with 800 mL [L.sup.-1] acetone, and kept refrigerated till tested.
These funnel-shaped openings, together with many smaller fractures in the dolomite, are filled with younger grayish orange-pink, calcitic, arenaceous material (Ogallala?).
Duque (1982) has observed: "It was the cotton of good quality, the oiticica of the alluvial plains, the mamona of the arenaceous shales, and the caroa of the caatingas that allowed industrious northeasterners to create the industrial park of textiles, vegetable oils, dyes, etc., that provide an honest occupation to the working classes, adding value to the finished products." Duque (1964; 1982) points out the many advantages of xerophytic crops: they are (1) drought resistant, (2) perennial, (3) generate export products, (4) encourage the development of local industry, (5) provide canopy coverage for erosion control, and (6) are well known to local farmers.
The strata of the Xinghongpu Formation are divided into three different lithological sections as follows: the first section of the Xinghongpu Formation includes arenaceous phyllite; the second section of the Xinghongpu Formation is comprised of carbon-bearing phyllite and sericitic phyllite; the third section is mainly composed of banded lamellar limestone and calcitic-sericitic-phyllite.
However, in some localities it is partly arenaceous, oolitic, intraclastic, and locally posess characters of turbidites (Kassi, 1986; Kassi and Khan, 1993; Kassi and Khan, 1997).
Core logs for 9 wells in the program reported by Patrick (1964) have a maximum well depth through 181 ft (55.1 m) of arenaceous "brick-red" to mottled-colour sandstone beneath the contact member, which has 15-35 ft (4.6-10.7 m) of grey to red (maroon) argillaceous siltstone and shale.
The history of maturation of Estonian argillites begins in the Proterozoic era when the Jotnian sedimentation was followed by massive denudation with the formation of the sub-Cambrian peneplain and the first arenaceous and argillaceous sediments on it.