Sandstone Gemstone & Information | Gemopedia by JTV | Gemopedia™
Sandstone is a sedimentary rock composed of sand-sized grains. Often banded in appearance, sandstone is one of the most common types of sedimentary rock and is found throughout the world. It is often mined for use as a construction material or as a raw material used in manufacturing. This stone can be cut, polished and carved for a variety of both practical and ornamental purposes.
Tan, Brown, Yellow, Red, Gray, Pink, White, Black
Sandstone classificationCommonNameSandstoneSpeciesSandstoneVarietyColorsTan, Brown, Yellow, Red, Gray, Pink, White, BlackAlternateNamesAreniteGemstoneGroupsKeySeparationsAppearanceClassificationCommentsSandstone is a sedimentary rock composed of sand sized grains and usably is banded in appearance. Sandstone is soft and easy to carve but resistant to weathering.
Sandstone chemistry & crystallographyChemicalNamemostly quartz and feldsparChemicalFormulaSynthesisCrystalSystemNAChemistryClassificationRockNatureNaturalCrystallinityAggregateChemistryComments
Sandstone optical propertiesTransparencyOpaqueDispersionStrength: noneOpticalCommentsRefractiveIndexBirefringenceOpticCharacterNAOpticSignNAPolariscopeReactionFluorescenceSWUV:
Sandstone characteristic physical propertiesHardness4CharacteristicCommentsStreakSpecificGravityToughnessInclusionsLusterDullStabilityFractureCleavageNone