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Adakite and Borolanite Definition

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
Borolanite is a variety of Nepheline Syenite and belongs to igneous rocks and contains nepheline-alkali feldspar pseudomorphs which occur as conspicuous white spots in the dark rock matrix
1.2 History
1.2.1 Origin
Adak, Aleutian Islands
Scotland
1.2.2 Discoverer
Defant and Drummond
Unknown
1.3 Etymology
From Adak, Aleutian Islands
From Alkalic Igneous complex near Loch Borralan in northwest Scotland
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
Fine Grained Rock, Opaque Rock

Definition of Adakite and Borolanite

The general Adakite and Borolanite 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, Borolanite is a variety of Nepheline Syenite and belongs to igneous rocks and contains nepheline-alkali feldspar pseudomorphs which occur as conspicuous white spots in the dark rock matrix. Along with definition of Adakite and Borolanite, get to know about Properties of Adakite and Borolanite. Get to know more information about Adakite and Borolanite origin and discoverer, etymology and class.

History of Adakite and Borolanite

The history of Adakite and Borolanite 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 Borolanite Origin and Discoverer

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

Etymology of Adakite and Borolanite

Along with Adakite and Borolanite definition, know more about the etymology of Adakite and Borolanite. Etymology of Adakite and Borolanite gives information about origin and formation of a particular rock. Know more about Formation of Adakite and Formation of Borolanite. The etymology of Adakite is From Adak, Aleutian Islands while that of Borolanite 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 Borolanite belong to Igneous Rocks. The sub-class, group and other categories of Adakite and Borolanite 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 Borolanite,

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