Sandstone meaning

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A medium-grained sedimentary rock consisting of fine to coarse sand-sized grains that have been either compacted or cemented together by a material such as silica, iron oxide, or calcium carbonate. Although sandstone usually consists primarily of quartz, it can also consist of other minerals, and it can vary in color from yellow or red to gray or brown.
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A sedimentary rock formed by the consolidation and compaction of sand and held together by a natural cement, such as silica.
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A common bedded sedimentary rock much used for building, composed largely of sand grains, mainly quartz, held together by silica, lime, etc.
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A sedimentary rock produced by the consolidation and compaction of sand, cemented with clay etc.
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