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greywacke

[grey-wak, -wak-uh] /ˈgreɪˌwæk, -ˌwæk ə/
noun
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  • The greywacke stone was hauled from nearby quarries.
  • The main reservoir greywacke is overlain by a heterogeneous mixture of rock types which are normally set behind casing.
  • The upper unit is mostly slaty mudstone and foliated greywacke.
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greywacke

/ˈɡreɪˌwækə/
noun
1.
any dark sandstone or grit having a matrix of clay minerals
Word Origin
C19: partial translation of German Grauwacke; see wacke
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