corestone

corestone

[′kȯr‚stōn]
(geology)
A rounded or broadly rectangular joint block of granite formed as a result of subsurface weathering in a manner similar to a tor but entirely separated from the bedrock.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Depending on the degree of weathering, the decomposed granite layer was classified into four categories as moderately (MDG), highly (HDG), completely decomposed granite (CDG), and partially existing corestones, where MDG, HDG, and CDG could be classified very hard to hard rock, highly fractured normal to weak rock, and very weak rock to weathered soil, respectively.
Fresh or discolored rock is present either as a discontinuous framework or as corestones. Highly HW More than half of the rock material IV weathered is decomposed and/or disintegrated R1 to a soil.
Flakes and corestones of silcrete can also be found lying on the basalt upslope of the outcrop.