Recent Examples of quartzite from the Web
Devil's Lake State Park south of Baraboo features 500-foot gray-pink quartzite bluffs and rock formations around the 360-acre Devil's Lake.
The 300-million-year-old sandstone and quartzite, 35-foot ledges offer some 50 climbing routes as described on climbmidwest.com.
Siliceous stones include granite, slate, quartzite, soapstone, and sandstone.
The statue, made of quartzite, was found in several pieces in Cairo’s Matariya enclave.
But statues like the colossus were cast aside because they were made from quartzite.
The 26-foot statue is made of quartzite and could be up to 3,000 years old.
The artists would have rubbed down the surface of the stone slab with a harder stone, like quartzite, until the surface was smooth.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'quartzite.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
Origin and Etymology of quartzite
International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1823See Words from the same year
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up quartzite? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).