Vuggy vs Ruggy - What's the difference?

vuggy | ruggy |


As adjectives the difference between vuggy and ruggy

is that vuggy is (geology) containing vugs while ruggy is (obsolete) rugged; rough.

vuggy

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • (geology) Containing vugs.
  • * 1962 , Thomas A. Steven, James C. Ratté, Geology and Ore Deposits, Summitville District, San Juan Mountains, Colorado (Geological Survey Professional Paper 343), Geological Survey (U.S.) (publisher), page 41,
  • Parts of the resistant veins have been strongly leached and consists(sic) of vuggy , porous quartz ; elsewhere compact quartz has replaced most of the constituents in the original rock.
  • * 1975 , Robin G. C. Bathurst, Carbonate Sediments and Their Diagenesis , page 371,
  • The diachronous layers under the lagoons, when traced seaward, become more and more vuggy , as cement is more patchily developed, and eventually pass into separate lumps (Taylor and Illing, 1969).
  • * 1976 , Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Deep Sea Drilling Project, National Ocean Sediment Coring Program, Joint Oceanographic Institutions for Deep Earth Sampling, National Science Foundation (U.S.), Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program , Initial Report, page 46,
  • The basalt consists of a dark greenish-gray, aphyric, vesicular to vuggy' altered rock that is diabasic and vesicular near the top, but becomes steadily coarser, more ' vuggy , and trachitic in texture in the lower part of the unit.

    ruggy

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (obsolete) rugged; rough
  • With ruggy , ashy hairs. — Chaucer.
    (Webster 1913)