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hornstone

[hawrn-stohn] /ˈhɔrnˌstoʊn/
noun, Archaic.
1.
a variety of quartz resembling flint.
Origin
1720-1730
1720-30; translation of German Hornstein
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  • Production followed silver-bearing calcite ore shoots between a hornstone hanging wall and dolomite footwall.
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hornstone

/ˈhɔːnˌstəʊn/
noun
1.
another name for chert, hornfels
Word Origin
C17: translation of German Hornstein; so called from its appearance
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