Definition of Greenstones

1. Noun. (plural of greenstone) ¹



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Definition of Greenstones

1. greenstone [n] - See also: greenstone

Lexicographical Neighbors of Greenstones

greenscreens
greenshank
greenshanks
greenshirt
greensick
greensickness
greensicknesses
greenside
greenskeeper
greenskeepers
greenskeeping
greenspace
greenspaces
greenstick fracture
greenstone
greenstones
greenstuff
greenstuffs
greensward
greenswards
greenth
greenths
greenward
greenware
greenwares
greenwash
greenwashed
greenwashes
greenwashing
greenwax

Literary usage of Greenstones

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Bulletin by Geological Survey of Western Australia (1917)
"... be non-auriferous except in rare instances, along their contact with the greenstones. ... from an economic or mining point of view, are the greenstones. ..."

2. Geology of Wisconsin: Survey of 1873-1879 by Wisconsin Chief Geologist (1880)
"Pumpelly embraces many of the greenstones of the Copper series, ... the chloritic schists associated with and undoubtedly derived from the greenstones ..."

3. Rocks Classified and Described: A Treatise on Lithology by Bernhard von Cotta (1866)
"Greenstones of all kinds occur frequently in subordinate masses, dykes, or stratified veins in the schists or slates of the grey-wacke or transition period, ..."

4. Bulletin by Geological Survey of Western Australia (1908)
"The greenstones are traversed by numerous hematite quartz Deposits of laterite ... The so-called greenstones or amphibolites are hornblende rocks, ..."

5. The Gold Placers of Parts of Seward Peninsula, Alaska: Including the Nome by Arthur James Collier, Frank Lee Hess, Philip S. Smith, Alfred Hulse Brooks (1908)
"Greenstones. The most widely distributed igneous rocks of the region are some granular intrusives which are characterized by a dark-green color, and which, ..."

6. Research in China by Carnegie Institution of Washington, Bailey Willis, Eliot Blackwelder, Rufus Harvey Sargent, Friedrich Hirth, Charles Doolittle Walcott, Stuart Weller, George Herbert Girty (1907)
"The granites and greenstones are probably of Algonkian age, but the porphyries are ... Greenstones. Under this convenient field name may be grouped the dark ..."

7. Bulletin by Geological Survey of Western Australia (1905)
"The greenstones chiefly occupy the western portion of the area shown on the map, but are found in more or less isolated patches in the granitic area to the ..."

8. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"... and again in Davar Island, and at other pointe near Campbeltown. Trap rocks — greenstones, dolentes, basalts, claystone porphyries, ..."

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