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.
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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

[ˈkwɔːtsaɪt] Ncuarcita f

quartzite

nQuarzfels m

quartzite

[ˈkwɔːtsaɪt] nquarzite f
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The mineral compositions included boulder clay, single-crystal quartz, metaquartzite, and flint, among which metaquartzite and flint were the primary components; calcium metasomatism was part of the metaquartzite.
As many are made on local igneous, metamorphic or metasediment lithologies (such as granite or metaquartzite) any attempt to trim, reuse or resharpen these implements is hindered by the hardness and brittle nature of the base-rock.
Moreover, the emplacement of the Logrosan granite has produced a superimposed contact metamorphism characterized by an inner biotite-tourmaline hornfel zone, an intermediate zone of micaceous spotted slates, and a transition zone of recrystallized slates and some metaquartzite levels (Fig.