quartzose sandstone

quartzose sandstone

[′kwȯrt‚sōs ′san‚stōn]
(petrology)
Sandstone consisting of more than 95% clear quartz grains and less than 5% matrix. Also known as quartz sandstone.
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That area was left blank on the published version, apparently after correspondence with Clarke who had by then made several more trips to the Illawarra, and who found that west of its delta the Shoalhaven River was incised into older sandy siltstone and highly quartzose sandstone of marine origin (the modern names are Berry Formation and Nowra Sandstone).
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).
The thick-bedded conglomerate at The Dock is conformably overlain to the north by thin-to medium-bedded, greyish green, quartzose sandstone, siltstone, and dark grey to black siltstone, and minor quartz-pebble conglomerate of the Flagg Cove Formation.
Light yellowish, fine-grained quartzose sandstone with horizontal stratification and large-scale cross bedding on a SW-facing quarry face, inclined SW at 88[degrees].
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.
The lower, Tecovas Formation consists of variegated red, purple, yellow, and gray mudstone with interbedded quartzose sandstone and conglomerate.
In the eastern and central Salt Range, coal and carbonaceous shale deposits are present as single beds, which are frequently split by dark grey shale or thin beds of quartzose sandstone. There exists a minor difference in the average thickness of coal and carbonaceous shale deposits of the eastern and central Salt Range.
The property is underlain by a marine quartzose sandstone of Cretaceous Mannville age.
In more complete sections, the lower part of the Soru Formation consists mainly of thick-bedded, even massive, fine-grained feldspathic quartzose sandstone with thin clay interbeds and films, while the upper part is represented by a complex of rhythmically alternating thin clay-, silt-, and sandstone layers, in some places strongly bioturbated.
On the railroad track south of Glenwood, thinly laminated red brown siltstone and mudstone with interbeds of light grey to pink very fine-grained quartzose sandstone conformably overlie basalt of the Gorham Road Member.