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Sandstone

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Sandstone
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Wikipedia article

This article is about the current version of DF.
Note that some content may still need to be updated.

For the month, see Calendar.

Sandstone is a sedimentary layer of stone. It can sometimes contain an aquifer, and can also be found along the ocean shore.

It also is the name for the eighth month of the dwarven calendar, covering mid-Autumn.

In real life[edit]

Sandstone is a sedimentary stone composed of broken pieces of minerals, usually quartz or potassium feldspar, cemented together with either the minerals hematite (Fe2O3), calcite (CaCO3), or silica (SiO2), or through sheer pressure compacting the grains together. When the individual grains are larger than 2 millimeters, the stone is called a conglomerate if the grains are rounded, or a breccia (not present in Dwarf Fortress) if the grains have sharp points or angles. If the individual grains are smaller than 1/16th of a millimeter, the stone is called a siltstone. When sandstone is exposed to high heat, such as through magma coming into contact with the stone, the grains melt and are recrystallized, forming the stone quartzite. It is found in numerous colors, the most common being yellow, red, gray, white, tan, and brown.

"Sandstone" in other Languages Books-aj.svg aj ashton 01.svg
Dwarven: cuggán-lam
Elvish: polefa-queca
Goblin: anga-ngomstu
Human: zar-ado
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