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Definition of chert

Chert
Chert Chert, n. [Ir. ceart stone, perh. akin to E. crag.] (Min.) An impure, massive, flintlike quartz or hornstone, of a dull color.
chert
Hornstone Horn"stone`, n. (Min.) A siliceous stone, a variety of quartz, closely resembling flint, but more brittle; -- called also chert.

Meaning of chert from wikipedia

- Chert ( /ˈtʃɜːrt/) is a hard, fine-grained sedimentary rock composed of microcrystalline (or cryptocrystalline) crystals of quartz, the mineral form of...
- 57°20′12″N 002°50′29″W / 57.33667°N 2.84139°W / 57.33667; -2.84139 The Rhynie chert is an Early Devonian sedimentary deposit exhibiting extraordinary fossil...
- The Princeton Chert is a fossil locality in British Columbia, Canada, which comprises an anatomically preserved flora of Eocene Epoch age, with rich species...
- The Gunflint chert (1.88 Ga) is a sequence of banded iron formation rocks that are exposed in the Gunflint Range of northern Minnesota and northwestern...
- microorganisms permineralized in 3.465-billion-year-old Australian Apex chert rocks. Archaea Australian Shield Centralian Superbasin Gawler Craton Geology...
- The Huntersville Chert is a geologic formation in West Virginia. It preserves fossils dating back to the Devonian period. Paleontology portal List of...
- experienced low-grade metamorphism.  Other important lithologies include chert, basalt, limestone, serpentinite, and high-pressure, low-temperature metabasites...
- Knapping is the shaping of flint, chert, obsidian or other conchoidal fracturing stone through the process of lithic reduction to manufacture stone tools...
- cryptocrystalline form of the mineral quartz, categorized as the variety of chert that occurs in chalk or marly limestone. Flint was widely used historically...
- The Bigfork Chert is a Middle to Late Ordovician geologic formation in the Ouachita Mountains of Arkansas and Oklahoma. First described in 1892, this...
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