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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) silicate grains. Sandstones make up about 20 to 25 percent of all...
- Red Sandstone may refer to: Sandstone appearing red due to the inclusion of iron oxides (hematite) Old Red Sandstone, a British lithostratigraphic unit...
- Sandstone Retreat, officially the Sandstone Foundation for Community Systems Research, was a clothing-optional, open ****uality resort for swingers located...
- Correctional Institution, Sandstone (FCI Sandstone) is a low-security United States federal prison for male offenders in Sandstone, Minnesota. It is operated...
- The sandstone shrikethrush (Colluricincla woodwardi) is a species of bird in the family Pachycephalidae. It is endemic to Australia. Alternate names for...
- Adelaide University of Queensland University of Western Australia The sandstone universities are an informally defined group comprising Australia's oldest...
- The Sandstone Trail is a 55-kilometre (34 mi) long-distance walkers' path, following sandstone ridges running north–south from Frodsham in central Cheshire...
- The 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...
- Sandstone Gold Mine, a gold mine in Western Australia. Canada Sandstone Valley, Calgary United States Sandstone Charter Township, Michigan Sandstone,...
- Lithic sandstones, or lithic arenites, or litharenites, are sandstones with a significant (>5%) component of lithic fragments, though quartz and feldspar...
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