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ˈsændˌstoʊnsand·stone

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sandstonenoun

    a sedimentary rock consisting of sand consolidated with some cement (clay or quartz etc.)

Wiktionary

  1. sandstonenoun

    A sedimentary rock produced by the consolidation and compaction of sand, cemented with clay etc.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Sandstonenoun

    Stone of a loose and friable kind, that easily crumbles into sand.

    Etymology: sand and stone.

    Grains of gold in sandstone grey, variegated with a faint green and blue, from the mine of Costa Rica, which is not reckoned rich; but every hundred weight yields about an ounce of gold. John Woodward.

Wikipedia

  1. Sandstone

    Sandstone is a clastic sedimentary rock composed mainly of sand-sized (0.0625 to 2 mm) silicate grains. Sandstones comprise about 20–25% of all sedimentary rocks.Most sandstone is composed of quartz or feldspar (both silicates) because they are the most resistant minerals to weathering processes at the Earth's surface. Like uncemented sand, sandstone may be any color due to impurities within the minerals, but the most common colors are tan, brown, yellow, red, grey, pink, white, and black. Since sandstone beds often form highly visible cliffs and other topographic features, certain colors of sandstone have been strongly identified with certain regions. Rock formations that are primarily composed of sandstone usually allow the percolation of water and other fluids and are porous enough to store large quantities, making them valuable aquifers and petroleum reservoirs.Quartz-bearing sandstone can be changed into quartzite through metamorphism, usually related to tectonic compression within orogenic belts.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sandstonenoun

    a rock made of sand more or less firmly united. Common or siliceous sandstone consists mainly of quartz sand

Freebase

  1. Sandstone

    Sandstone is a clastic sedimentary rock composed mainly of sand-sized minerals or rock grains. Most sandstone is composed of quartz and/or feldspar because these are the most common minerals in the Earth's crust. Like sand, sandstone may be any colour, but the most common colours are tan, brown, yellow, red, gray, pink, white and black. Since sandstone beds often form highly visible cliffs and other topographic features, certain colors of sandstone have been strongly identified with certain regions. Rock formations that are primarily composed of sandstone usually allow percolation of water and other fluids and are porous enough to store large quantities, making them valuable aquifers and petroleum reservoirs. Fine-grained aquifers, such as sandstones, are more apt to filter out pollutants from the surface than are rocks with cracks and crevices, such as limestone or other rocks fractured by seismic activity. Sandstone is mined by quarrying. It is sometimes found where there used to be small seas. It is usually formed in deserts or dry places like the Sahara Desert in Africa, the Arabian desert in the Middle East and the Australian desert. In the western United States and in central Australia, most sandstone is red.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sandstone in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sandstone in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of sandstone in a Sentence

  1. Ilya Bobrovskiy:

    I took a helicopter to reach this very remote part of the world -- home to bears and mosquitoes -- where I could find Dickinsonia fossils with organic matter still intact, i had to hang over the edge of a cliff on ropes and dig out huge blocks of sandstone, throw them down, wash the sandstone and repeat this process until I found the fossils I was after.

  2. Ken Farley:

    The delta, with its diverse sedimentary rocks, contrasts beautifully with the igneous rocks -- formed from crystallization of magma -- discovered on the crater floor, this juxtaposition provides us with a rich understanding of the geologic history after the crater formed and a diverse sample suite. For example, we found a sandstone that carries grains and rock fragments created far from Jezero Crater.

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