Light Sandstone

Title

Light Sandstone

Alternative Title

Coarse grained lithic quartz sandstone

Identifier

FM-6

Description

Coarse grained mainly quartz sandstone with minor lithic and mud incorporated. Cross bedding present. Note the larger grain size of the sample, as well as the grains composed of conglomerate material indicating reworking of older sediments. Present still is the felsic material indicating more recent rocks being broken down as well. Cross bedding present.

Thin section Fine (1-1.5 mm) sub angular crystals of quartz, feldspar, and pyroxene packed against each other in a mud matrix.

Date

Oct., 11, 2013

Contributor

Western Minerals, lnc.

Spatial Coverage

Alpnach, Germany

Temporal Coverage

Mesozoic

Accrual Method

Purchased from Western Minerals, Inc.

Number of Thin Sections

1

Geolocation