psammite

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psammite

(ˈsæmaɪt)
n
(Geological Science) a rare name for sandstone
[C19: from Greek psammos sand]
psammitic adj
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At Osprey West, thin quartz +calcite +chalcopyrite veins occur in hole OS13D02 within a succession of metasediments (gneisses, psammites, psammopelites).
These rocks form the basement on which the Moine Supergroup and Torridonian sediments were deposited The Moine Supergroup consists of a thick and extensive sequence of Neoproterozoic siliciclastic metasedimentary rocks, dominated by psammites with subordinate pelites (Mendum et al.
Vicat (1837) presented in the section on Artificial Pouzzolanas: "Under this denomination we shall include the clays, arenes, psammites, and shists [German term for slate], properly calcined; smithy slag, the refuse of the combustion of turf and coal, and pounded earthenware; and, lastly, tile and pot shards.
The field evidences indicate a sheared contact of Mandi Granite with the Jutogh metamorphic marked by very sharp boundary, where psammites are intensely sheared.
Reactionary grain boundaries indicate a partial metamorphism to psammites.