arenite

/ar"euh nuyt', euh ree"-/, n. Geol.
psammite.
[ < L (h)aren(a) sand + -ITE1]

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rock
      any sedimentary rock that consists of sand-sized particles (0.06–2 millimetres [0.0024–0.08 inch] in diameter), irrespective of composition. More formal nomenclature of such rocks is based on composition, particle size, and mode of origin—e.g., sandstone, quartzite, lithic arenite, and feldspathic arenite.

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  • Arenite — (Latin Arena , sand) is a sedimentary clastic rock with sand grain size between 0.063 mm (0.00256 in) and 2 mm (0.08 in) and contain less than 15% matrix. [ [http://www.britannica.com/eb/article 9009339/arenite Britannica definition of arenite ] …   Wikipedia

  • Arenite — Arénite L arénite est une roche sédimentaire détritique meuble ou consolidée dont les éléments ont une largeur comprise entre 1/16 mm et 2 mm. Le terme est utilisé plutôt à la classification des calcaires détritiques, où le terme équivalent sable …   Wikipédia en Français

  • arénite — ● arénite nom féminin Roche détritique, dont la majorité des grains est comprise entre 2 mm et 64 μm …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • arenite — [ar′ə nīt΄, er′ə nīt΄] n. [L arena, sand, ARENA + ITE1] sandstone or other sedimentary rock made up chiefly of sand grains …   English World dictionary

  • Arénite — L arénite est une roche sédimentaire détritique meuble ou consolidée dont les éléments ont une largeur comprise entre 1/16 mm et 2 mm. Le terme est utilisé plutôt à la classification des calcaires détritiques, où le terme équivalent sable est un… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • arenite — ar·e·nite …   English syllables

  • arenite — …   Useful english dictionary

  • lithic arenite — ▪ mineral       sandstone (i.e., sedimentary rock composed of grains 0.06–2 mm [0.0024–0.08 inch] in diameter) containing over 50 percent rock fragments. Lithic arenites most often are of gray or salt and pepper colour because of the inclusion of …   Universalium

  • quartz arenite —       variety of the rock quartzite (q.v.) formed by deposition of silica in subterranean sandstone. * * * …   Universalium

  • sedimentary rock — Rock formed at or near the Earth s surface by the accumulation and lithification of fragments of preexisting rocks or by precipitation from solution at normal surface temperatures. Sedimentary rocks can be formed only where sediments are… …   Universalium

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