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FELDSPATHIC ARENITE [1 record]

Record 1 1997-09-23

English

Subject field(s)
  • Petrography
DEF

A sandstone containing abundant quartz, chert, and quartzite, less than 10% argillaceous matrix, and 10-25% feldspar (generally fresh and limpid), and characterized by an abundance of unstable materials in which the feldspar grains exceed the fine-grained rock fragments ...

OBS

It is less feldspathic and more mature than arkosic arenite. The rock is roughly equivalent to subarkose.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Pétrographie
OBS

feldsparénite : Mot-valise créé par le télescopage de «feldspath» et de «arénite».

Spanish

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