Quartzite
Quartzite Quartz"ite, n. [Cf. F. quartzite.] (Min.) Massive quartz occurring as a rock; a metamorphosed sandstone; -- called also {quartz rock}. [1913 Webster]

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  • quartzite — noun a metamorphic rock consisting of interlocking grains of quartz …   Wiktionary

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