quartzite


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quartz·ite

 (kwôrt′sīt′)
n.
A rock formed from the metamorphism of quartz sandstone.

quartzite

(ˈkwɔːtsaɪt)
n
1. (Geological Science) a very hard metamorphic rock consisting of a mosaic of intergrown quartz crystals
2. (Geological Science) a white or grey sandstone composed of quartz

quartz•ite

(ˈkwɔrt saɪt)

n.
a granular metamorphic rock consisting essentially of quartz in interlocking grains.
[1840–50]
quartz•it′ic (-ˈsɪt ɪk) adj.

quartz·ite

(kwôrt′sīt′)
A metamorphic rock consisting entirely of quartz. Quartzite forms when quartz crystals in sandstone or chert are heated during metamorphism, and grow into larger crystals.

quartzite

Sandstone that has been changed over time to solid quartz rock.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.quartzite - hard metamorphic rock consisting essentially of interlocking quartz crystals
rock, stone - material consisting of the aggregate of minerals like those making up the Earth's crust; "that mountain is solid rock"; "stone is abundant in New England and there are many quarries"
Translations

quartzite

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quartzite

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