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1. A variety of silica that contains microcrystalline quartz.
2. A siliceous rock of chalcedonic or opaline silica occurring in limestone.
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(Minerals) a microcrystalline form of silica usually occurring as bands or layers of pebbles in sedimentary rock. Formula: SiO2. Varieties include flint, lyddite (Lydian stone). Also called: hornstone
[C17: of obscure origin]
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a compact rock consisting essentially of microcrystalline quartz.
[1670–80; orig. uncertain]
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A hard, brittle, reddish-brown to green sedimentary rock consisting of very small crystals of quartz.
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A type of sedimentary rock made up of of tiny quartz crystals.
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taconite - a variety of chert containing magnetite and hematite; mined as a low-grade iron ore
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n (Min) → Kieselschiefer m, → Feuerstein m, → Hornstein m; (Build) → Gneiszuschlag(stoff) &, Feingranitzuschlag m (für Sichtbeton)
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