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What does ARKS stand for?

ARKS stands for Arkose (lithological term)

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A shallow-water to subaerial sequence of amgydaloidal mafic volcanic rocks interbedded with red arkose and mudstone, and minor felsic volcanic rocks exposed on Wood Island are also included in the Long Pond Bay Formation but their relationship to the deeper water sequence exposed along Long Pond Bay is not known (Fyffe and Grant 2001, 2003; Black et al.
Francis Mountain rhyolite (fine to coarse-grained; pink, red, green, gray; massive or flow banded, pebble to cobble size), Keokuk geodes (cauliflower cherts lined inside with rock crystal quartz, quartz druse, or chalcedony; pebble to large cobble size), sandstone (fine to coarse-grained; white, pink, red, green, gray; cobble to boulder size; some sandstones are loosely cemented as a result of quartz overgrowths displaying prismatic crystal faces on individual grains and commonly containing authigenic feldspars), Arkose and weathered granite (pink, coarse-grained, pebble to cobble size, very rare), quartz (milky, pink, clear, gray; pebble to large cobble size).