Origin of siliceous
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Because of their common gangue of quartz these are often called "dry" or "siliceous" ores.The Economic Aspect of Geology
C. K. Leith
In general, their siliceous shells are firmer and more massive, usually also somewhat larger, but of simpler structure.
The siliceous bars and beams constituting it are invariably solid, as also in the Nassellaria, never hollow, as in the Phodaria.
A hard mineral of the siliceous family, often cut into seals.
The siliceous bars and beams constituting it are invariably solid (as also in the Spumellaria); never hollow (as in the Phodaria).
- of, relating to, or containing abundant silicasiliceous deposits; a siliceous clay
- (of plants) growing in or needing soil rich in silica
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- Resembling or containing silica.
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