Quartz sandstone

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Quartz sandstone, silicified, poor in matrix, (diaquarzite) from the Senckenberg Museum für Naturkunde Görlitz

Quartz sandstone is a sandstone with a quartz sand content ( modal ) of over 90% and a matrix content of clay minerals up to a maximum of 15%. This classification follows the classification proposals by Füchtbauer (1959) and Pettijohn (1987). The English-language literature sometimes uses the term orthoquartzite for this . Silica sandstone or putty quartzite ( Stiny 1929), on the other hand, is occasionally used in relation to a sandstone with a pebble grain bond .

Individual evidence

  1. Ludwig Pfeiffer, Manfred short, Gerhard Mathé: Introduction to Petrology . Berlin 1981, pp. 253-254
  2. Dieter Richter : General Geology . Berlin 1992, ISBN 3-11-012242-1 . Pp. 120-121
  3. Dorrik AV Stow: sedimentary rocks on the ground . Heidelberg (spectrum) 2008 ISBN 978-3-8274-2015-2 . Pp. 141-142