radiolarian chert

radiolarian chert

[¦rād·ē·ō¦lar·ē·ən ′chərt]
(geology)
A homogeneous cryptocrystalline radiolarite with a well-developed matrix.
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Many tools are fabricated in a green radiolarian chert or in Ramah quartzite.
Assessing XRF for the geochemical characterization of radiolarian chert artifacts from northeastern North America.
These blocks consist of basalt, radiolarian chert, limestone, and shale.
The basalt-chert unit is composed of hemipelagic mudstone and pelagic radiolarian chert with pillowed and bedded tholeiite.