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A rock formed from the metamorphism of quartz sandstone.
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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
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a granular metamorphic rock consisting essentially of quartz in interlocking grains.
quartz•it′ic (-ˈsɪt ɪk) adj.
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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.
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Sandstone that has been changed over time to solid quartz rock.
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quartzite[ˈkwɔːtsaɪt] N → cuarcita f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
n → Quarzfels m
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quartzite[ˈkwɔːtsaɪt] n → quarzite f
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