Chert

Title

Alternative Title

Slightly metamorphosed sandstone

Identifier

GC-12

Description

Collected from the Redwall Formation, this is a highly silicious sample defined in the suite's documentation as chert, but the sample lacks the nano-crystalline appearance of a traditional chert. It appears to be more of a slightly metamorphosed quartzose sandstone.

Modal Abundances:
Quartz (95%)
Matrix (5%)
Both thin section images were taken at a 400x magnification.

Date

no date

Contributor

Temporal Coverage

Accrual Method

Purchased from Western Minerals Inc.

Number of Thin Sections

1

Geolocation