Argillaceous sandstone

Related to Argillaceous sandstone: arenaceous, argillaceous rock, rudaceous, Siliceous Rocks
(Geol.) a sandstone containing much clay.

See also: Argillaceous

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The uppermost Informal member of the terrestrial Pliocene Bidahochi Formation is a tuffaceous, fluvio-lacustrine sandstone that extends from northeastern Arizona (Figure 11) (Plate 1) Into nearby parts of New Mexico in the area northeast of the Little Colorado River (Repenning and Irwin, 1954), The sediments of the Bidahochi Formation were deposited by southwestward flowing streams (Hack, 1942) and were derived from the Chuska Mountains, and the Defiance, Zuni, and Mogollon Plateaus (Klersch and Keller, 1955), The sandstone member is composed predominantly of white to very pale brown, cross-bedded, poorly cemented, medium- to fine-grained, argillaceous sandstone with a few beds of white rhyolitic ash (Repenning and Irwin, 1954), and has a maximum thickness of approximately 600 ft.
The Tanawal Formation consists of quartzite speckled quartzite quartzose sandstone argillaceous sandstone phyllite shale and quartzose conglomerate.
Soil types alternate between uniform coarse-textured soils and duplex soils (in the sense of Northcote 1979) formed by the downslope movement of coarse material over in situ clay material derived from shale or argillaceous sandstone.
Argillaceous sandstone, a kaolinic red sand of variable granulometry, presenting at times a cross-section stratigraphy and an alternation with red, violet or yellow clay, and beds of conglomerate hardened kaolin gravel.