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Definition of Sandstone

Sandstone
Sandstone Sand"stone`, n. A rock made of sand more or less firmly united. Common or siliceous sandstone consists mainly of quartz sand. Note: Different names are applied to the various kinds of sandstone according to their composition; as, granitic, argillaceous, micaceous, etc. Flexible sandstone (Min.), the finer-grained variety of itacolumite, which on account of the scales of mica in the lamination is quite flexible. Red sandstone, a name given to two extensive series of British rocks in which red sandstones predominate, one below, and the other above, the coal measures. These were formerly known as the Old and the New Red Sandstone respectively, and the former name is still retained for the group preceding the Coal and referred to the Devonian age, but the term New Red Sandstone is now little used, some of the strata being regarded as Permian and the remained as Triassic. See the Chart of Geology.

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- Sandstone is a clastic sedimentary rock composed mainly of sand-sized (0.0625 to 2 mm) mineral particles or rock fragments. Most sandstone is composed...
- Red Sandstone may refer to: Sandstone appearing red due to the inclusion of iron oxides (hematite) Old Red Sandstone, a British lithostratigraphic unit...
- Correctional Institution, Sandstone (FCI Sandstone) is a low-security United States federal prison for male offenders in Sandstone, Minnesota. It is operated...
- Brownstone is a brown Tri****ic-Jur****ic sandstone which was once a po****r building material. The term is also used in the United States to refer to a...
- Sandstone Peak, also known as Mount Allen, is a mountain in Ventura County, California, and the highest summit in the Santa Monica Mountains with an elevation...
- The sandstone shrikethrush (Colluricincla woodwardi) is a species of bird in the family Pachycephalidae. It is endemic to Australia. Alternate names for...
- The sandstone universities are an informally defined group comprising Australia's oldest tertiary education institutions. Most were founded in the colonial...
- Navajo Sandstone is a geological formation in the Glen Canyon Group that is spread across the U.S. states of southern Nevada, northern Arizona, northwest...
- to be confused with Laurasia, – the Old Red Continent or the Old Red Sandstone Continent) was a minor supercontinent created in the Devonian as the result...
- Sandstone Gold Mine, a gold mine in Western Australia. Canada Sandstone Valley, Calgary United States Sandstone Charter Township, Michigan Sandstone,...
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