Sandstone vs. Siltstone: What's the Difference?
Sandstone and Siltstone Definitions
A sedimentary rock formed by the consolidation and compaction of sand and held together by a natural cement, such as silica.
A fine-grained rock of consolidated silt.
A sedimentary rock produced by the consolidation and compaction of sand, cemented with clay etc.
A sedimentary rock whose composition is intermediate in grain size between the coarser sandstone and the finer mudstone.
A rock made of sand more or less firmly united. Common or siliceous sandstone consists mainly of quartz sand.
A fine-grained sandstone of consolidated silt
A sedimentary rock consisting of sand consolidated with some cement (clay or quartz etc.)