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  • noun Plural form of graywacke.


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  • There was the quartz body above, stringers and veins of it reaching through the graywackes and slate, but to handle it

    The Rim of the Desert Ada Woodruff Anderson

  • There are also sediments made up of large undecomposed fragments of the original rocks, cemented to form _conglomerates_, or made up of small fragments of the original rocks cemented to form _arkoses_ and _graywackes_.

    The Economic Aspect of Geology 1915

  • As John Wells has shown, the influence of Eights’ studies with Amos Easton led him to use Eatonian stratigraphy and therefore to equate fallaciously the Pottsville conglomerates with the conglomerates capping the Catskill graywackes, arguing that coal was not found in the Catskills.

    James Eights 2009

  • "He had made a discovery at the source of that little tributary, where the erosion of the glacier had opened a rich vein, and on following the stream through graywackes and slate to the first gravelled fissure, he had found the storage plant for his placer gold.

    The Rim of the Desert Ada Woodruff Anderson


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