What is the difference between Wacke and Arenite?

The difference between wacke and arenite

is that "wacke" is a soft, earthy, dark-coloured rock or clay derived from the alteration of basalt and "arenite" is any sedimentary rock with a grain size in the sand range on the Wentworth scale.

wacke

arenite

Noun

  • (geology) A soft, earthy, dark-coloured rock or clay derived from the alteration of basalt.

Synonyms

  • wacky

Related terms

  • graywacke, greywacke

Noun

  • Any sedimentary rock with a grain size in the sand range on the Wentworth scale.