English translation: greywacke

Swedish term or phrase:gråvackor
English translation:greywacke
Entered by: Charles Ek

12:12 Jun 30, 2010
Swedish to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Geology
Swedish term or phrase: gråvackor
Sample sentence (not my source): "Gråvackor (Lokal 3) utgör en sedimentär bergart (sandsten med mer än 15 % lerig matrix) vilken kan variera inom en krosstäkt i sammansättning (mineralogiskt och i kornstorlek)."

Is this grey sandstone? If so, I'd appreciate some authority for the proposition.
Charles Ek
United States
Local time: 19:28
Yep, a variety of sandstone.
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Markus Grauer
Local time: 02:28
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4 +1greywacke
Markus Grauer



16 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1

Yep, a variety of sandstone.

Markus Grauer
Local time: 02:28
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in category: 4
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Asker: Thanks very much! Seeing the term now reminds me that it is actually buried among my synapses from long ago . . .

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agree  Anna Herbst: US spelling "graywacke"
1 min
  -> Tack Anna!
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