- (uncountable, countable) radiolarian ooze, or the sedimentary rock formed from it.
1980, Geologische Bundesanstalt (Austria), Outline of the geology of Austria and selected excursions:
- It comprehends the following generally flat-lying members: Hauptdolomit, Platten Limestone, Kossen Beds, Rhae- tian reef Limestone, Liassic marls and limestones, up to 350 m thick siliceous, radiolarite-bearing strata
1984, Časopis pro mineralogii a geologii, volume 29, page 145:
- The conodont-dominated assemblages with strongly impoverished to totally lacking benthos contained in the soft radiolarite-bearing shales of the Ponikev Formation are typical of units deposited during this time
- (Can we verify(+) this sense?) (countable, uncommon) A fossil radiolarian shell.
1999, H Chen, “Reconstruction of the Permo-Triassic Archipelago in South China”, Scientia Geologica Sinica, volume 8, page 26:
- The only remnants of the back-arc basin are those metamorphosed melange rocks exposed in northern Jiangxi where late Paleozoic radiolarites and other marine fossils have been recognized.
2000, Redule Popovic, “COPPER AND ZINC OCCURRENCES AT KILISE TEPE, MURGUL AREA, NE TURKEY”, Mineral Res. Expl. Bul., volume 122, page 41-50:
- redeposited, volcanic rocks, alternating with tuffaceous sandstones, conglomerates, quartzose sandstones and cherts (with Radiolaria - radiolarites and other microfossils).
- radiolarite at OneLook Dictionary Search
- Glossary of Geology, Julia A. Jackson, James P. Mehl, Klaus K. E. Neuendorf, 2005, page 534