Type: sedimentary rock

Category: Category: clastic sedimentary rock

Chemical/Scientific/Etc. :

Varies from moderate (in case of lithic sandstone) to hard (quartz arenite).

Description/Characteristics :

Sandstone is a sedimentary rock composed mainly of sand-sized mineral particles, usually quartz, feldspar, and other minerals
Texture range from fine to coarse, depending on the size of the grains
colors: shades of red, yellow, brown, white, and gray, depending on the minerals present.
generally porous

Place of collections: Cuddapah

Date/Month/year of Collection: 2022


Sandstone is found worldwide and is a prevalent rock type in sedimentary rock sequences.
Notable formations in the world are Navajo Sandstone in the United States and the Red Sandstone of Petra in Jordan.
Popular sandstones occur in india are Vindhyan, Siwalik, Gondwana Supergroup of rocks and many other basins.

Uses if any:  

Sandstone has been used for various purposes throughout history, including as a building material, for making tools, and in the creation of decorative items.

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