quartzose


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Wikipedia.
Related to quartzose: rose quartz, quartzose sandstone

quartzose

[′kwȯrt‚sōs]
(geology)
Referring to a substance which contains quartz as a principal constituent.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
Therefore, weathering indices must be used with utmost care particularly for sands derived from quartz rich polycyclic quartzose sedimentary provenance.
On Ketchum Brook south of the second bridge on Elm Flat Road only the lower sedimentary member is exposed and here is composed of thick-bedded (40-50 cm), light grey, medium-grained, micaceous, quartz-rich feldspathic sandstone, with thinner (2 cm) interbeds of finer grained, light grey quartzose sandstone and thinly laminated, light green siltstone and shale.
The Genna Selole Fm starts with alternations of quartzose conglomerates and coarse sandstone lenses passing upwards into alternations of sandstones and grey pelites.
% silica in places), well-sorted, friable, fine to medium grained, rounded, highly spherical, and characteristically frosted, quartzose sandstone with an average thickness of 80 to 100 ft.
In North-East Estonia, the argillite complex is intercalated with numerous quartzose silt beds [23].
Tectonic Setting: The quartz-feldspar-lithic fragment proportions of sandstone plot onto the transition continental and quartzose recycled orogen provenance area and transition continental zones of the QmFLt diagram of Dickinson et al., 1983 (Figure 3).
Kent sands are generally friable, well sorted, and quartzose. The matrix textures of the Kent sands are silty (Table 2) and contain very little clay.
The sandstone generally contains less than 1% P2O5 and over 80% SiO2, consistent with field observations of a sublithic to quartzose character.
In the Waimumu Coalfield, the Gore Lignite Measures consist of 10 major seams or seam groups separated by sandstone and mudstone that are overlain by 60 m or more of quartzose sandy conglomerate (Isaac & Lindqvist, 1990: Fig.