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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8 m comprise fine- to medium-grained quartzose sandstone.
5 m of intercalating sandstones and siltstones with a few beds of quartzose sandstones with Cruziana trace fossils and two horizons rich in nodules at 7.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The reservoir contains shallow-marine, highly mature, quartzose sandstones.