orthoquartzitic conglomerate

orthoquartzitic conglomerate

[¦ȯr·thə·kwȯrt¦sid·ik kən′gläm·ə·rət]
(geology)
A lithologically homogeneous, light-colored orthoconglomerate composed of quartzose residues that is commonly interbedded with pure quartz sandstone. Also known as quartz-pebble conglomerate.
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