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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.
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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

nQuarzfels m

quartzite

[ˈkwɔːtsaɪt] nquarzite f
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1966; De Swardt, 1953; Dempster, 1967; Caby and Boesse, 2001) comprises quartzites, quartz schists and granulites which occur largely east of Ilesha and run for nearly 180 km in a NNE-SSW direction.
The pits intersected the Chimu formation and bottomed in strongly altered diorite intruding the overlying quartzites.
Levallois cores (mean dimension of 103x77x45 mm) are on fine-to-medium-grained quartzites, some being unstruck.
The drilling confirmed that anomalous gold mineralization is most often associated with the more altered, veined and fractured sections of the interbedded quartzites and argillites.
Following completion of drill hole BH 48 (which intersected quartzites that were positively identified as Witwatersrand Supergroup strata) additional geophysics and seismic interpretations have been completed.
The strongest mineralization and alteration on the Southwest Property occurs in the Gold Ledge Zone, a band of fractured and brecciated, silicified quartzites that outcrop on the northern-most end of the claims above the Bingham Canyon.
Most of the veins are located along the contact between the tonalite/quartz diorite intrusions and enclosing quartzites.
This is in an area covered by Thelon sandstones near the flank of a north-south trending basement horst of Paleoproterozoic Hurwitz Group quartzites.
The shallow drilling at Slaven (less than 1000 ft) established strong exploration potential for a structurally controlled deposit of significant size in upper-plate host rocks, principally in quartzites which have yielded strong gold values both in drill holes and in surface samples (e.
The MMS Licence areas' target stratigraphy consists of Cambrian-aged black shales interlayered with subordinate quartzites, limestones and 'stinkstones' (bituminous limestone) and are overlain in parts of the project area by Ordovician limestones.
BH 48 has intersected quartzites that have been positively identified as Witwatersrand Supergroup strata and this is the first time that rocks of the Witwatersrand Supergroup have been encountered this far south of the known Witwatersrand Basin, which historically has been South Africa's principal source of gold.
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- FSC Project, South Africa: Drilling Resumes in Witwatersrand Quartzites