What Is Chert Used for?


Chert refers to a variety of silica that contains microcrystalline quartz. It can also be defined as a siliceous rock of chalcedonic or opaline silica occurring in limestone. Chert is often reddish-brown to green but can also occur in a variety of other colours, especially white, brown, pink or black.
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Concrete is made of water, aggregate and cement. The type used is typically Portland cement. The aggregate may consist of crushed rock, gravel or sand, or a combination of these substances
Chert is composed of microcrystalline silica, and is primarily derived from the silica exoskeletons of tiny marine organisms (diatoms and radiolaria) and by precipitation from ocean
( ¦bī·ō¦jen·ik ′chərt ) (petrology) Chert derived from the tests of pelagic silica-secreting organisms, particularly diatoms and radiolarians
Chert is a microcrystalline or cryptocrystalline sedimentary rock
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a compact rock consisting essentially of microcrystalline quartz.
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