orthoquartzite

orthoquartzite

[¦ȯr·thə′kwȯrt‚sīt]
(petrology)
A clastic sedimentary rock composed almost entirely of detrital quartz grains; a quartzite of sedimentary origin. Also known as orthoquartzitic sandstone; sedimentary quartzite.
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The Clinch Sandstone is a mature quartz arenlte or orthoquartzite of Early Silurian age (also referred to as "Clinch Mountain Sandstone") that is recognized in northeastern Tennessee (Driese, 1988), eastern Kentucky (Englund and others, 1963), and southwestern Virginia (Miller and Fuller, 1947) (Figure 13) (Plate 1).
These finds include pre-historic quarry sites containing an orthoquartzite type new to archaeology, the remains of previously unrecorded pre-Civil War mill sites, and a culvert built of Miocene orthoquartzite on one of Mississippi's first railroads.
At the Beartooth Island property, sedimentary rocks of the Athabasca Basin are gently dipping, and consist essentially of orthoquartzite with numerous thin beds of siltstone, mudstone and occasional sub-arkose.
Hughes (1963) studied orthoquartzite boulders along the Coal Bluff outcrop in southwestern Union County, Mississippi, which he recognized as weathered remnants resting on unconsolidated "Wilcox" sands.