quartzite(redirected from Quartzites)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.
Related to Quartzites: Metaquartzite
A rock formed from the metamorphism of quartz sandstone.
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
a granular metamorphic rock consisting essentially of quartz in interlocking grains.
quartz•it′ic (-ˈsɪt ɪk) adj.
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.
Sandstone that has been changed over time to solid quartz rock.
Switch to new thesaurus
|Noun||1.||quartzite - hard metamorphic rock consisting essentially of interlocking quartz crystals|