porcelaneous


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porcelaneous

[¦pȯr·sə¦lā·nē·əs]
(geology)
Resembling unglazed porcelain.
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As for the benthic foraminifera, hyaline taxa dominate the assemblages (80%), agglutinated taxa are common, and porcelaneous taxa are rare.
On the other hand, porcelaneous foraminifera lack an ectoplasm layer, exposing the calcium carbonate shells to seawater conditions.
The large porcelaneous foraminifera types such as Archaias, Peneroplis and Dendritina are present in MF 6.
mixing of the porcelaneous and hyaline test of marine fauna indicates that the lagoon is attached with the open marine environment (Fig.
Denning, consists of a 3-cm marcasite pseudomorph after pyrrhotite intergrown with quartz, the surface of which is encrusted with microcrystals of colorless wavellite, pinkish sphalerite, orange greenockite and sparse, porcelaneous, white spheres of faustite.
It forms dull, translucent to opaque, white, creamy white or bluish white irregular granular or porcelaneous aggregates, compact, botryoidal and spherical aggregates, and thin crusts, commonly on cryolite, weloganite, strontianite and calcite crystals.
When a pocket is opened, fine-grained, almost porcelaneous clay is encountered, and the track hoe is shut down.
Not only does he freely mix found and printed plates with hand-formed components, he mixes realistic and fantasy elements, tin glaze and porcelaneous materials, 'straight' images and 'confected' collage.
In hand specimens, the coarse-grained rodingite is seen to consist of subhedral, bright green chromian diopside crystals up to about 10 cm in maximum dimension, with large pods of porcelaneous white to pink to brownish red grossular, along with accessory clinochlore, prehnite, clinozoisite and hydrogrossular.