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Quartzite  n.  (Min.) Massive quartz occurring as a rock; a metamorphosed sandstone; called also quartz rock.

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"Quartzite" Quotes from Famous Books

... fashioned. There are finely wrought arrowheads, of three shapes—barbed, tanged and barbed, and leaf-shaped; axes, scrapers for cleansing and preparing skins for clothing, hammer stones, wedges, drills, borers, knives, and many other tools. In the Reading Museum may be seen a heavy quartzite axe and chipped flint hatchet, which were found with some charred timber on an island in the Thames, and were evidently used for scooping out the interior of a boat from a tree with the aid of fire. So ...
— English Villages • P. H. Ditchfield

... they make but 800 feet of the wall. Your books may have many-colored bindings and differ greatly in their contents; so these quartzites vary greatly from place to place along the wall, and in many places they entirely disappear. Let us call this formation the variegated quartzite. ...
— Canyons of the Colorado • J. W. Powell

... quartzite of Sioux Falls, Dakota, is being quarried and polished for ornamental purposes. It is known and sold as "Sioux Falls jasper," and is really the stone referred to by Longfellow in his Hiawatha as being used for arrow heads. ...
— Scientific American Supplement, No. 598, June 18, 1887 • Various

Words linked to "Quartzite" :   stone

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