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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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Mark and Ali (1961) and Ali (1962) studied the Tanawal Formation near Tarbela as well in the presently studied area and described preponderance of well- bedded quartzites with excellent cross bedding and ripple marks.
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1966; De Swardt, 1953; Dempster, 1967; Caby and Boesse, 2001) comprises quartzites, quartz schists and granulites which occur largely east of Ilesha and run for nearly 180 km in a NNE-SSW direction.
The area protects a rock outcrop representing the tectonic contact between older underlying clay slates of the Zahofany rock series and younger Skalka quartzites bordering alongside of the most important fault in the Prague territory, the Prague Fault (see Figs.
Lode gold is emplaced into competent quartzites in Proterozoic turbidites during |thin skin' tectonics in the external zone of the pre-Cambrian kibaran belt.