novaculite


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novaculite

[nə′vak·yə‚līt]
(geology)
A siliceous sedimentary rock that is dense, hard, even-textured, light-colored, and characterized by dominance of microcrystalline quartz over chalcedony. Also known as razor stone.
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While novaculite stones work very well on carbon steels and many stainless steel blades, they do not deliver a good edge on some of the newer exotic stainless steels.
Rem-Oil and WD-40 work well in this department and these both work well in lieu of honing oil on novaculite stones if you are so inclined.
Evidence for peritidal deposition of Devonian Caballos Novaculite, Marathon Basin, Texas.
Arkansas is the nation's top producer of quartz crystal, its only producer of novaculite and the No.