[ US /ˈsænˌstoʊn, ˈsændˌstoʊn/ ]
[ UK /sˈændstə‍ʊn/ ]
  1. a sedimentary rock consisting of sand consolidated with some cement (clay or quartz etc.)
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How To Use sandstone In A Sentence

  • It found itself subjected to harsh rain it was ill equipped for, dissolving the sandstone facades of it's buildings slowly, even as the people chose not to lift their eyes and notice it.
  • The other key aspect of the restoration involved repointing the exterior masonry, in the facades of limestone, sandstone, and granite.
  • Previous workers have attributed these differences to changes in rheology, i.e. brittle faulting in sandstones v. more ductile folding and faulting in dolostones.
  • The first cycle initiated in the early Paleocene and represents a transition from Cretaceous marine turbidites and shales to subaerial fluvial sandstones and conglomerates.
  • Colorado Plateau sandstone is nearly totemic in texture and color: voluptuously carved by wind and water, bared to a glory of sunset colors.
  • On the ‘dinosaur coast’, near Scarborough, the footprints of a diplodocus show that the sandstone there was laid down 150 million years ago.
  • The tuffs are associated with subordinate sandstones and siltstones and minor lava.
  • •In New Jersey, native vegetation is mixed oak forest on well-drained upland sites over sandstone, shale, diabase, and basalt. Ecoregions of New Jersey (EPA)
  • The mountainous Mid-Coastal Sedimentary ecoregion lies outside of the coastal fog zone and is typically underlain by massive beds of sandstone and siltstone in contrast to the volcanics of Ecoregion 1d. Ecoregions of Oregon (EPA)
  • The Sedimentary Subalpine Zone ecoregion is found southeast of Yellowstone National Park, in the overthrust belt, and in the northwest corner of the Bighorn Mountains in areas underlain by faulted and folded Mesozoic and Paleozoic sedimentary rocks (limestone, dolomite, shale, and sandstone). Ecoregions of Wyoming (EPA)
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