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Adakite and Appinite Definition

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1 Definition
1.1 Definition
Adakite is an intermediate to felsic volcanic rock that has geochemical characteristics of magma which is said to be formed by partial melting of altered basalt that is subducted below volcanic arcs
Appinite is an igneous rock in which the crystals are so fine grained that individual minerals cannot be easily distinguished
1.2 History
1.2.1 Origin
Adak, Aleutian Islands
Unknown
1.2.2 Discoverer
Defant and Drummond
Unknown
1.3 Etymology
From Adak, Aleutian Islands
From the variety of Lamprophyre Greek lampros bright and shining + porphureos purple
1.4 Class
Igneous Rocks
Igneous Rocks
1.4.1 Sub-Class
Durable Rock, Medium Hardness Rock
Durable Rock, Medium Hardness Rock
1.5 Family
1.5.1 Group
Volcanic
Plutonic
1.6 Other Categories
Fine Grained Rock, Medium Grained Rock, Opaque Rock
Coarse Grained Rock, Fine Grained Rock, Opaque Rock

Definition of Adakite and Appinite

The general Adakite and Appinite definition can be stated as: Adakite is an intermediate to felsic volcanic rock that has geochemical characteristics of magma which is said to be formed by partial melting of altered basalt that is subducted below volcanic arcs. On the other hand, Appinite is an igneous rock in which the crystals are so fine grained that individual minerals cannot be easily distinguished. Along with definition of Adakite and Appinite, get to know about Properties of Adakite and Appinite. Get to know more information about Adakite and Appinite origin and discoverer, etymology and class.

History of Adakite and Appinite

The history of Adakite and Appinite gives information about where the rock was found and who was its discoverer. Almost each and every aspect of Earth's history is recorded in rocks be it the volcanoes which were erupted or the plants, animals and organisms which are now extinct, as rocks are present from millions of years.

Adakite and Appinite Origin and Discoverer

Adakite and Appinite definition gives us a brief idea about the two rocks. In some cases, the definition also gives summary about the Formation of Adakite and Appinite. In this section, you will know about Adakite and Appinite Origin and Discoverer. Origin of Adakite is Adak, Aleutian Islands whereas Origin of Appinite is Unknown. It is interesting to know the name of Adakite and Appinite discoverer. The Discoverer of Adakite is Defant and Drummond and the discoverer of Appinite is Unknown.

Etymology of Adakite and Appinite

Along with Adakite and Appinite definition, know more about the etymology of Adakite and Appinite. Etymology of Adakite and Appinite gives information about origin and formation of a particular rock. Know more about Formation of Adakite and Formation of Appinite. The etymology of Adakite is From Adak, Aleutian Islands while that of Appinite is From Adak, Aleutian Islands. The process of formation of rocks defines the class of rock. All the rocks in a class are formed by similar processes. Adakite and Appinite belong to Igneous Rocks. The sub-class, group and other categories of Adakite and Appinite are listed below.

For Adakite,

  • Sub-class: Durable Rock and Medium Hardness Rock
  • Group: Volcanic
  • Other Categories: Fine grained rock, Medium grained rock and Opaque rock

For Appinite,

  • Sub-class: Durable Rock and Medium Hardness Rock
  • Group: Plutonic
  • Other Categories: Coarse grained rock, Fine grained rock and Opaque rock
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