Definition of Greisen

1. Noun. A granitic rock composed of quartz and mica.

Generic synonyms: Rock, Stone



Definition of Greisen

1. n. A crystalline rock consisting of quarts and mica, common in the tin regions of Cornwall and Saxony.

Definition of Greisen

1. Noun. (geology) A highly altered granitic rock containing quartz and mica ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Greisen

1. a type of rock [n -S]

Medical Definition of Greisen

1. A crystalline rock consisting of quarts and mica, common in the tin regions of Cornwall and Saxony. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Greisen

grege
grego
gregoryite
gregos
greifensteinite
greige
greige goods
greiges
greigite
greillade
grein
greined
greining
greins
greisen (current term)
greisens
greisly
greith
greking
gremial
gremials
gremlin
gremlins
gremmie
gremmies
gremmy
gremolata
gremolatas
gremoulata

Literary usage of Greisen

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1. Rocks Classified and Described: A Treatise on Lithology by Bernhard von Cotta (1866)
"greisen is of massive structure, without a trace of stratification. ... In this view we might regard greisen but as a variety of granite. ..."

2. The Nature of Ore Deposits by Richard Beck (1905)
"ALTERATION OF THE COUNTRY ROCK INTO greisen OR ZWITTER. ... The chemical composition of the greisen or zwitter varies with the mineralogie constitution of ..."

3. Lang's German-English Dictionary of Terms Used in Medicine and the Allied by Hugo Lang, Milton Kayton Meyers (1913)
"greisen-haft, a. senile greisen-harn, m. urine of the aged greisen-haut, /. skin of the aged greisen-krankheit, /. or -leiden, ..."

4. A Study of Ore Deposits for the Practical Miner: With Descriptions of Ore by James Philip Wallace (1908)
"greisen.—The essential constituents are quartz and mica, the former largely ... Albitic greisen is the name given to a compound of soda- feldspar and mica, ..."

5. Summary of Progress of the Geological Survey of Great Britain and the Museum by Geological Survey of Great Britain (1903)
"Actual measurements of Mr. JB some of the greisen bands from side to side, ... 6 „ 5 „ The greisen bands are frequently less than the above. ..."

6. The Mineral Resources of New South Wales by Geological Survey of New South Wales, Edward Fisher Pittman (1901)
"This had was traced from surface deposits of tin-ore on the slope of a greisen range, and was found to deepen gradually as it was worked north wards, until, ..."

7. Practical Manual of Minerals, Mines and Mining: Comprising Suggestions as to by Henry Stafford Osborn (1887)
"The tin ore seems to be in granulated or disseminated condition in a rock composed of small scales of mica and albite feldspar, called "greisen," hand ..."

8. Geological Magazine by Henry Woodward (1903)
"The granite bordering the bedding-planes has been altered into greisen, which, ... Each greisen band contains a quartz-vein, marking the original fissure ..."

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