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A very hard mineral composed of silica, SiO2, found worldwide in many different types of rocks, including sandstone and granite. Varieties of quartz include agate, chalcedony, chert, flint, opal, and rock crystal.

[German Quarz, from Middle High German quarc, of Slavic origin.]

quartz′ose′ (kwôrt′sōs′) adj.


(ˈkwɔːtsəʊs) or


(Geological Science) geology like, of, or rich in quartz
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Adj.1.quartzose - relating to or made of quartz
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White quartzose sand," Paul rattled off, "sodic carbonate, slaked lime, cutlet, manganese peroxide--there you have it, the finest French plate glass, made by the great St.
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.
Peter Sandstone, and consists of very pale brown to yellowish red, fine- to medium-grained, quartzose sand, the coarser grains of which tend to be rounded, but in many places the grains exhibit faceted quartz overgrowths that produce a conspicuously sparkly surface in outcrop (Clayton and Attig, 1990).
In North-East Estonia, the argillite complex is intercalated with numerous quartzose silt beds [23].
The reservoir contains shallow-marine, highly mature, quartzose sandstones.
The sandstone generally contains less than 1% P2O5 and over 80% SiO2, consistent with field observations of a sublithic to quartzose character.
In the Waimumu Coalfield, the Gore Lignite Measures consist of 10 major seams or seam groups separated by sandstone and mudstone that are overlain by 60 m or more of quartzose sandy conglomerate (Isaac & Lindqvist, 1990: Fig.
The Arquia Complex is composed of metamorphic rocks, mainly greenschists and amphibolites and along the belt--located between the Cretaceous belts of mafic rocks--there are also outcrop gneisses (P-Pf, Chinchina, Manizales) and meta-sedimentary quartzose clastic rocks (Sinifana Meta-sediments).
Pre-Mesozoic stratified units on Grand Manan and nearby islands consist mainly of quartzose and carbonate sedimentary rocks, and volcanic and reworked volcaniclastic sedimentary rocks.
The BC member is composed almost entirely of black quartzose argillite, siltite and phyllite, and includes very minor limy argillites and a few dark grey quartzites.
Quartzose lake shore or fiver-bordering dunes indicate a wet climate and wetter conditions.