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quartz-sandstone

quartz-sandstone

SRI Petrography ID: 52

Main sandstone red

Names

[de] Quarz-Sandstein
[en] quartz-sandstone

Description

Quartz-sandstone is a sandstone consisting of more than 95% quartz clasts and below 5% matrix.
Sandstone is a sedimentary rock formed by the cementation of grains of sand (0.06 to 2 mm in diameter). Often this cementing material is calcium carbonate, but also silica or iron oxides can be the cement. Depending on the kind of cement the hardness of sandstone varies.

Color

all colours, often grey, brown, red or green

Grain Size

fine grained (grains 0.06 to 2 mm in diameter)

Texture

massive, banked

Minerals

grains quartz
cement mostly calcite, sometimes iron oxides, silica

Occurences

various sites

Classification

Class

SEDIMENTARY ROCKS

Broader Terms

siliciclastic sedimentary rocks

Narrower Terms

Austria-quartz-sandstone

Czech Rpublic-quartz-sandstone

Germany-quartz-sandstone

Greek-quartz-sandstone

Poland-quartz-sandstone