radiolarite ‎(countable and uncountable, plural radiolarites)

  1. (uncountable, countable) radiolarian ooze, or the sedimentary rock formed from it.
    • 1980, Geologische Bundesanstalt (Austria), Outline of the geology of Austria and selected excursions[1]:
      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
  2. (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).

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  • radiolarite at OneLook Dictionary Search
  • Glossary of Geology, Julia A. Jackson, ‎James P. Mehl, ‎Klaus K. E. Neuendorf, 2005, page 534




radiolarite f ‎(plural radiolarites)

  1. radiolarite

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