quartzose


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quartzose

[′kwȯrt‚sōs]
(geology)
Referring to a substance which contains quartz as a principal constituent.
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Throughout much of Wisconsin, the Jordan Formation contains primarily two quartzose sandstone members (Mudrey and others, 1987; Clayton and Attig, 1990; Runkel, 1994) (Figure 3).
Some of the siltstone xenoliths in the granite contain thin beds of quartzose sandstone identical to those in the adjacent Flagg Cove Formation, suggesting that displacement along the contact is not significant.
The sediments were affected by minor tectonism which ultimately led to the development of mature sandstones nomenclature as Quartz arenite and Quartzose arenite.
In contrast, turbidites derived from trailing edge settings are quartzose with negative end values.
The Leetse Formation varies in thickness and its sandy lower part grades upwards into quartzose glauconite limestone of the younger Maekula Member (see Meidla 1997 for stratigraphic details).
1997) noted that areas of NSW's Riverine Plain covered by clay-rich parna were characterised by a strong Th response, whereas an arid area of Western Australia dominated by quartzose aeolian sand had tow concentrations of all 3 radioelements.
Sandstone rockhouses in eastern United States are formed mostly in Mississippian and Pennsylvanian quartzose sandstone [i.
25 mm) is disseminated in the conglomerates of the upper quartzose unit exposed along McKinnon Creek, in a number of locations along the Indian River valley west of McKinnon Creek and in the Diversion Creek area draining into Ruby Creek.
The upper part of the Voronka Formation has been formed by redeposition of older sediments and consists of light weakly cemented fine- to medium-grained quartzose sandstones with a few thin interlayers of multicoloured clayey siltstones (Mens & Pirrus 1997a).
2), lenticular quartz veins containing sulphide and gold occur in a 23 m long, 10 m wide zone, cutting dark grey quartzose slate (Rose and Johnson 1990; Merlini 1998).
The name was applied to a transition between the Dictyonema Shale (with many interbeds of quartzose sandstone in the lower part) of the Turisalu Formation and the Obolus Sandstone represented in NE Estonia.