is a slang
term used by geologists
, and amateur rock collectors to identify a specimen in the field that may look interesting but is actually not. Rocks identified as such should be left in situ
, as they are not worth the hassle of transportation or deserving of a place in a respectable collection.
The term 'leaverite' derives from the phrase 'leave it right there'.
Specimens of even lesser interest are considered trashite.