a common bedded sedimentary rock much used for building, composed largely of sand grains, mainly quartz, held together by silica, lime, etc.
A sedimentary rock formed by the consolidation and compaction of sand and held together by a natural cement, such as silica.
- Much of the building material is a brown sandstone obtained from quarries only 3 m.
- Goethite, limonite and haematite are found in New South Wales, at the junction of the Hawkesbury sandstone formation and the Wianamatta shale, near Nattai, and are enhanced in their value by their proximity to coal-beds.
- An excellent glass sand is procured from crushed sandstone near Berkeley Springs, Morgan county.
- In the neighbourhood are large deposits of sandstone and lignite.
- Having crossed a table-land of sandstone which divides these streams from those running to the western shores of Arnheim Land, Mr Stuart, in the month of July, passed down what is called the Adelaide river of north Australia.