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A sand or sediment having a dark greenish color caused by the presence of glauconite.


(Geological Science) an olive-green sandstone consisting mainly of quartz and glauconite



a sandstone containing much glauconite, which gives it a greenish hue.
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Noun1.greensand - an olive-green sandstone containing glauconite
sandstone - a sedimentary rock consisting of sand consolidated with some cement (clay or quartz etc.)
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But now we may read in the Supplement to Lyell's 'Manual,' published in 1858, clear evidence of the existence of whales in the upper greensand, some time before the close of the secondary period.
This project includes the replacement of the existing greensand filters at the Beacon Hill WTP.
Carry on ahead, bearing to the right on a wide grassy path which is a spur of the Greensand Way.
Continue until you arrive back at Greensand Way and turn back towards the corner of the garden wall.
Donald has significant foundry leadership and greensand bond product management experience.
For example, most soils in Alaska are low in available phosphorus and potassium, so bone meal and greensand are recommended amendments.
If you have dense, clay soil, additions of sand, fine gravel, granite dust or greensand may be helpful.
1870): The Ornithosauria: an elementary study of the bones of pterodactyls, made from fossil remains found in the Cambridge Upper Greensand, and arranged in the Woodwardian Museum of the University of Cambridge.
The bones of the new species, found in greensand deposits in North Canterbury, on the South Island, dated from the Paleocene age, about 58 million years ago, according to scientists from Canterbury Museum and Germany's Senckenberg Research Institute and Natural History Museum.
Lithologically, the allochthonous unit is composed of different lithofacies comprising sandstone, siltstone, greensand, siliceous mudstone, argillaceous micritic limestone and rare coal measures along with dispersed organic matter.
Notice of some new mosasauroid reptiles from the Greensand of New Jersey.

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