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A sand or sediment having a dark greenish color caused by the presence of glauconite.
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(Geological Science) an olive-green sandstone consisting mainly of quartz and glauconite
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a sandstone containing much glauconite, which gives it a greenish hue.
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Noun1.greensand - an olive-green sandstone containing glauconite
sandstone - a sedimentary rock consisting of sand consolidated with some cement (clay or quartz etc.)
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But now we may read in the Supplement to Lyell's 'Manual,' published in 1858, clear evidence of the existence of whales in the upper greensand, some time before the close of the secondary period.
Guests can go trekking with the friendly animals in the surrounding fields and along The Greensand Way before settling down to a home-cooked meal in the pub.
Waiparensis is the fifth ancient penguin species described from fossils uncovered at the Waipara Greensand site.
Continue until you arrive back at Greensand Way and turn back towards the corner of the garden wall.
Continue until you arrive back at the Greensand Way, and then turn back towards the corner of the garden wall.
Rock phosphate (phosphorus) and greensand (potassium) keep on giving to the soil for five years or more.
Throughout there's a chalky minerality no doubt indebted to the greensand and marlstone soils in the Hampshire Downs.
The site of discovery, dubbed Kokoamu Greensand, dates back to 34-23 million years ago, something that helped scientists determine how old the fossils were.
Ammendments of bloodmeal (12% N), rock phosphate (3% P2O5, 1% Fe), greensand (0.1% [K.sub.2]O), and dolomitic lime (20% Ca, 12% Mg) were added to the growing medium.
Caption: Figure 9: [delta][sup.18]O-[delta]D diagram in which the Tegulines waters, the meteoric water line (MLW), local present-day meteoric waters [29], and Greensand aquifer (Bougligny) [30] are reported.

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