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French to English translations [PRO]
Mining & Minerals / Gems / Grenus
French term or phrase: grenus
This is talking about a mining product
Paul Morris
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4definitions etc. - NFGxxxBourth
3 +1grained/granular/granulated
svetlana cosquéric
Gloria Cabalisti

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definitions etc. - NFG

From my notes :

Grenu [geol.] Granular (of texture of rock) [Penguin Geol., Fairbridge]

Grenu (said of road pavement) Coarse (as regards surface – coarse aggregate with low fines content and/or bitumen content, so surface is rough).

grenu – S'applique à une structure, ou à une roche, montrant un assemblage de cristaux tous en grains visibles à l'oeil nu. La structure grenue est, en particulier, caractéristique de nombreuses r. magm. plutoniques (à refroidissement lent), avec un grain fin ou saccharoïde (1mm env.), un grain moyen (<=1cm), un grain grossier (>1cm) ...
[Dict. de géologie, Foucault & Raoult]

grenu – granular
roche grenue – grained rock
structure grenue – granular structure
texture grenue – granular texture
[Dict of Earth Science, Michel & Fairbridge]

granular texture – The texture of a rock consisting of mineral grains of approximately equal size
granule – A rock fragment with a diameter of between 2mm and 4mm, i.e. larger than a sand grain and smaller than a pebble

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a guess

Note added at 20 hrs (2007-10-25 07:43:37 GMT)

if it's about a product : granulated product


Product: granulated iron ore : www.ngdir.ir/plants/PlantsList.asp?PType=0

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agree  Guy Bray: usually granular (in visible grains)
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grenus: (Géologie) Se dit d’une roche éruptive, refroidie en profondeur, dont les cristaux sont visibles à l’œil nu.

with this description I thought of **granite**
A visibly granular, crystalline rock or predominantly inter-locking texture composed essentially of alkali feldspars and quartz: this is true granite. ...(http://stoneageimpex.com/aboutgranite.html)

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