The Rock - Sandstone

  • Sedimentary Rock Type: Clastic
  • Related to: Shale, conglomerate, siltstone,breccias
  • Color: highly variable
  • Texture: Sand sized grains
  • Origins: River, ocean, glacier and desert deposits
  • Common Minerals: Quartz, feldspars, micas, calcite and clays
  • Uses: Building material, decorative stones, tiles, tombstones, monuments, roads, ore of silica for glass, abrasives, aquifers, petroleum reservoirs
  • Specimens:

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