Itacolumite
Itacolumite It`a*col"u*mite, n. [From Itacolumi, a mountain of Brazil.] (Min.) A laminated, granular, siliceous rocks, often occurring in regions where the diamond is found. [1913 Webster]

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  • Itacolumite — is a naturally occurring sandstone that is flexible when cut into thin strips. It is found in Jujjur, India, and Georgia, Stokes, and McDowell Counties North Carolina, USA.External links* [http://www.bath.ac.uk/ ensab/Rock/ Flexible Sandstone… …   Wikipedia

  • itacolumite — [it΄ə käl′yo͞o mīt΄] n. [after Itacolumi, mountain in Brazil, where found] a type of fine grained sandstone deposited in flexible layers …   English World dictionary

  • itacolumite — /it euh kol yeuh muyt /, n. a sandstone consisting of interlocking quartz grains and mica scales, found principally in Brazil and North Carolina, and noted for its flexibility in thin slabs. [1860 65; named after Itacolumi, mountain in Brazil;… …   Universalium

  • itacolumite — it·a·col·u·mite …   English syllables

  • itacolumite — /ɪtəˈkɒljəmaɪt/ (say ituh kolyuhmuyt) noun a sandstone consisting of interlocking quartz grains and mica scales, found in Brazil, North Carolina, etc., and remarkable for its flexibility when in thin slabs. {Itacolumi, mountain in Brazil + ite1} …   Australian English dictionary

  • itacolumite — ˌid.əˈkäl(y)əˌmīt noun ( s) Etymology: Itacolumi, mountain in Minas Gerais state, Brazil + English ite : a schistose micaceous quartzite that is flexible when split into thin slabs …   Useful english dictionary

  • articulite — ärˈtikyəˌlīt noun ( s) Etymology: Latin articulus joint + English ite more at article : itacolumite * * * arˈticulite Min. [f. L. articul us joint + …   Useful english dictionary

  • Flexible sandstone — Sandstone Sand stone , n. A rock made of sand more or less firmly united. Common or siliceous sandstone consists mainly of quartz sand. [1913 Webster] Note: Different names are applied to the various kinds of sandstone according to their… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Red sandstone — Sandstone Sand stone , n. A rock made of sand more or less firmly united. Common or siliceous sandstone consists mainly of quartz sand. [1913 Webster] Note: Different names are applied to the various kinds of sandstone according to their… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sandstone — Sand stone , n. A rock made of sand more or less firmly united. Common or siliceous sandstone consists mainly of quartz sand. [1913 Webster] Note: Different names are applied to the various kinds of sandstone according to their composition; as,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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