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A very hard mineral composed of silica, SiO2, found worldwide in many different types of rocks, including sandstone and granite. Varieties of quartz include agate, chalcedony, chert, flint, opal, and rock crystal.

[German Quarz, from Middle High German quarc, of Slavic origin.]

quartz′ose′ (kwôrt′sōs′) adj.


(ˈkwɔːtsəʊs) or


(Geological Science) geology like, of, or rich in quartz
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Adj.1.quartzose - relating to or made of quartz
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White quartzose sand," Paul rattled off, "sodic carbonate, slaked lime, cutlet, manganese peroxide--there you have it, the finest French plate glass, made by the great St.
That area was left blank on the published version, apparently after correspondence with Clarke who had by then made several more trips to the Illawarra, and who found that west of its delta the Shoalhaven River was incised into older sandy siltstone and highly quartzose sandstone of marine origin (the modern names are Berry Formation and Nowra Sandstone).
Croix belt is a highly deformed Cambrian-Ordovician (Tremadocian to Sandbian) sequence of shale, wacke, and quartzose sandstone; the Fredericton belt is a thick Silurian (Llandoverian to Ludlovian) sequence of wacke, shale, and calcareous sandstone (Ruitenberg 1967; Fyffe and Riva 2001; Castonguay et al.
It is formed by thick alternations of quartzose conglomerates and subordinated quartzarenites, passing in the upper ten metres of the section to dark pelites.
In the quartzose sandy limestone of the Pakri Formation, Fe-Ti oxides have often precipitated as encrustations around quartz grains (Fig.
It consists of red-brown to yellow-brown and mauve-red, medium to coarse-grained massive weathered quartzose sandstone with thin beds of micaceous sub-arkosic sandstone.
Peter Sandstone, and consists of very pale brown to yellowish red, fine- to medium-grained, quartzose sand, the coarser grains of which tend to be rounded, but in many places the grains exhibit faceted quartz overgrowths that produce a conspicuously sparkly surface in outcrop (Clayton and Attig, 1990).
The ternary diagrams (FIGURE 9) suggest transitional recycled to quartzose recycled and mixed orogeny of the Siwalik Group.
In North-East Estonia, the argillite complex is intercalated with numerous quartzose silt beds [23].
The reservoir contains shallow-marine, highly mature, quartzose sandstones.