Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Rock, usually limestone, composed of pisoliths.
  • n. See pisolith.

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  • n. A sedimentary rock formed from pisoliths

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A variety of calcite, or calcium carbonate, consisting of aggregated globular concretions about the size of a pea; -- called also peastone, peagrit.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Limestone having an oö˙litic structure, in which the individual grains or globules are as large as peas.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Greek pisos, pea + -lite.

Examples

  • The limestone rock was chiefly a blue pisolite conglomerate, with veins and crystals of white carbonate of lime, seams of shale, and iron pyrites.

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  • It will sustain production of the sought-after Robe Valley pisolite ore at 32 million tons per annum as production from the Mesa J deposit decreases.

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  • It will sustain production of the sought-after Robe Valley pisolite ore at 32 million tonnes per annum as production from the Mesa J deposit decreases.

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  • The bauxite-types encountered in Tasmania range in nature from pisolite-capped bauxite through to amorphous tabular bauxite but extend over considerable distances across central Tasmania.

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  • Wubin project where at least eight target areas have been located with possible direct shipping ore (DSO) - type mineralisation including hematite, goethite and pisolite (refer to ASX

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