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  • adj. Composed of, containing, or resembling pisolite.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Composed of, containing, or resembling, pisolite.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having the structure indicated by the term pisolite: as, pisolitic iron ore, etc. See pisolite.


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  • The bauxite is earthy, and usually shows a concretionary or pisolitic structure similar to that observed in residual iron ores (p. 172).

    The Economic Aspect of Geology

  • It is thought that the solution and redeposition of the iron by organic acids from plant roots may be at least a contributing cause in the formation of this pisolitic texture.

    The Economic Aspect of Geology

  • The most valuable deposits are residual, and some parts have preserved the texture of the original rock, though with great increase in pore space; most of the ore, however, has the typical pisolitic structure.

    The Economic Aspect of Geology

  • He saw that the difference between these formations, in their structural aspect, and the hand-specimens in his collection of pisolitic and brecciated minerals was chiefly a matter of size; and that the resemblances in form were very close.

    The Life of John Ruskin

  • Above this is an ash bed, then a bed of breccia containing fragments of trachyte, then another bed of cinders, which looks like a rough sandstone, but is pisolitic, and contains pebbles of the size of a bean.

    The Naturalist in Nicaragua

  • The hill crops out through pisolitic limestone, in which marine fossils were observable.

    The Discovery of the Source of the Nile

  • Among other things, barren massive sulphide lenses have been identified at the top of the rhyolitic unit, along with lenses of so-called "pisolitic rhyolite" (likely chert in gel form), typical Selbaie-environment marker horizons.

    The Earth Times Online Newspaper

  • Slide 24: • nonmetallic • NOT a mineral at all • yellow, brown, red • pisolitic (formed of small, pea-shaped beads) • 2 - 3 hardness

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