Quartzite meaning

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A rock formed from the metamorphism of quartz sandstone.
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A very hard, metamorphic sandstone so firmly cemented that breakage occurs through grains rather than between them.
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Any sandstone tightly cemented with quartz.
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A metamorphic rock consisting entirely of quartz. Quartzite forms when sandstone or chert are heated during metamorphism.
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A metamorphic rock consisting of interlocking grains of quartz.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
quartzite
Plural:
quartzites

Origin of quartzite

  • From quartz +"Ž -ite.

    From Wiktionary