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  • n. Plural form of greenstone.

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Examples

  • Kennecott deposits occur exclusively in limestone, which rests conformably on a tilted surface of igneous flows ( "greenstones") not unlike those of Lake Superior.

    The Economic Aspect of Geology

  • More ancient eruptive rocks, such as greenstones and porphyries, are of frequent occurrence, and are often spread out in level sheets above the sedimentary beds of the Karroo and of the Basutoland and Free State ranges.

    Impressions of South Africa

  • The greenstones of the Kaapvaal craton in the northeast have been found to contain unicellular and biogenic filamentous structures, signs of some of the earliest forms of life.

    Nama Karoo

  • Lesser amounts of chert, volcanic greenstones and metamorphic rocks occur as blocks in belts of melange within the Franciscan sedimentary rocks.

    Redwood National Park, United States

  • This history which the still voice of our land wanted us to relate, tells us of the greenstones belts that contain gold and diamond pipes and are found in many parts of the world.

    ADDRESS BY PRESIDENT MBEKI AT THE OCCASION OF THE LAUNCH OF THE FREEDOM PARK

  • Among the greenstones were anthropomorphic celts, a grotesque face, stylized bird, and frog.

    Gold Goes Home

  • I did not advance to spill the greenstones onto his lap table as I might have done had his attitude been welcoming, but held the best on the palm of my hand in the full light of the room.

    Uncharted Stars

  • That my greenstones would pass this first test I did not doubt.

    Uncharted Stars

  • When he made no move to see me forth from his house, I stowed the bag of greenstones into the front of my weather suit and went on my own.

    Uncharted Stars

  • Now I produced the greenstones, and the Wyvem rapidly separated them.

    Uncharted Stars

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