quartzose graywacke

quartzose graywacke

[′kwȯrt‚sōs ′grā‚wak·ə]
(petrology)
A sandstone containing 50-85% quartz, chert, and metamorphic quartzite, 15-25% micas and micaceous metamorphic rock fragments, and 0-25% feldspars and feldspathic crystalline rock fragments.
A graywacke that has lost its micaceous constituents through abrasion and thus tends to approach an orthoquartzite.
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