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Quartz Arenites

Detail the general characteristics of quartz arenites and describe an environment where you might expect them to be particularly common. Arenites contain less than 15% matrix (<15% material that is <30┬Ám). Quartz arenite is a quartz sandstone (>95% quartz) held … Continue reading

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Sandstone Maturity

With reference to quartz arenites, feldspathic arenites and lithic arenites, explain what is meant by “sandstone maturity.” Mineralogy & Weathering Supracrustal rocks are those formed at the surface. Subcrustal rocks are those formed below the surface. Where minerals form impact … Continue reading

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