porcelaneous


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porcelaneous

, porcelanous (por″sĕ-lā′nē-ŭs) (por-sel′ă-nŭs) [Fr. porcelaine]
Translucent or white like porcelain.
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As for the benthic foraminifers, hyaline taxa dominate the assemblages (50%), agglutinated taxa are abundant (38%), and porcelaneous taxa are common (12%).
Key issues unsolved: contrasting calcification responses between hyaline and porcelaneous taxa
The comprises bioclast of this subfacies such as porcelaneous benthonic foraminifera and pelloid is indicate the deposition in shallow marine.
Massive yellow jarosite has been found with limonite in the centers of larger veins, and straw-yellow, compact masses of porcelaneous texture can now be found in oxide-zone material in the upper levels of block-caving rubble.
The globules have a porcelaneous, relatively smooth surface, and an interior silky luster when split.
Most crystals are found within a pure, almost porcelaneous clay which has protected the crystals from the decomposing rock that surrounds them.
Grossular ranges in color from massive porcelaneous white (in rodingite) to honey-yellow, chocolate-brown (uncommon), reddish orange and cinnamon-orange (the predominant color).
Locally, on top of these breccia blocks is a porcelaneous to finely crystalline, spongy, clean white quartz capping or layer about 20 cm thick.
The color of the barite in both cases is a porcelaneous white.