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pi·so·lite

 (pī′sə-līt′)
n.
1. Rock, usually limestone, composed of pisoliths.
2. See pisolith.

[Greek pisos, pea + -lite.]

pi′so·lit′ic (-lĭt′ĭk) adj.
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Breuning-Madsen H, Awadzi TW, Koch CB, Borggaard OK (2007) Characteristics and genesis of pisolitic soil layers in a tropical moist semi-deciduous forest of Ghana.
The drilling program will comprise 2,200 meters of reverse circulation drilling on the Robe River pisolitic iron stone target and the Ashburton magnetite targets.
The petrographic and XRD results of the lithofacies-I indicated oolitic / pisolitic texture of laterite/ bauxite / kaolinite.
Resource occurs at surface in the form of pisolitic laterite (ref photo)
The intact lateritic profile was mostly formed by weathering of granitoids and other rock types and these profiles commonly consist of sand and pisolitic gravels over lateritic duricrust (cemented ferruginous material), mottled and pallid zones (quartz and clay rich materials), saprolite and saprock (isovolumetrically weathered materials with retention of parent rock fabric), and rock (Anand and Paine 2002).
The end product of latertization is generally pisolitic ferrugenous laterite (Babu and Aseefa 1978).
Dolomite is found as small white rhombohedrons and pisolitic masses.
The Eastport Formation in New Brunswick comprises amygdaloidal mafic flows and agglomerate, massive to flow-banded felsic flows, welded and non-welded lapilli tuff, pisolitic tuff, peperitic breccia, and grey to maroon sandstone and conglomerate totalling ~4000 m (Hay 1967; Pickerill and Pajari 1976; Pickerill et al.
Pisolitic manganese oxide can be up to 20-m thick, and the manganese content ranges from 14% to 18% Mn after the gangue minerals have been removed from the surface by scrubbing.
At BHP's Marillana Creek, production has begun in a satellite operation of pisolitic limonite at a rate of around 3 Mt/y, but BHP has approval to expand to 10 Mt/y as market demand for this type of ore increases.
Further some negligible lateritic and pisolitic bauxite of Indus Formation of Latest Cretaceous to Cretaceous-Tertiary boundary found just below the Early Paleocene Hangu Formation (2-5m; coal, quartzose sandstone, shale; synonym Patala) which is followed by Late Paleocene to Early Eocene Sakesar Limestone (115m; synonym Margala Hill and Lokhart Limestones: rubbly nodular/conglomeratic type just like the Dungan Limestone of Sulaiman and Kirthar basins).
Carbonates occur in different forms such as hardpans, nodular or pisolitic layers, mottled carbonate-rich layers, and calcareous fine earths (Milnes and Hutton 1983).