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Adakite and Diabase 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
Diabase is a fine-grained igneous rock which is composed mostly of pyroxene and feldspar
1.2 History
1.2.1 Origin
Adak, Aleutian Islands
Germany
1.2.2 Discoverer
Defant and Drummond
Christian Leopold von Buch
1.3 Etymology
From Adak, Aleutian Islands
From Greek di + base
1.4 Class
Igneous Rocks
Igneous Rocks
1.4.1 Sub-Class
Durable Rock, Medium Hardness Rock
Durable Rock, Hard Rock
1.5 Family
1.5.1 Group
Volcanic
Volcanic
1.6 Other Categories
Fine Grained Rock, Medium Grained Rock, Opaque Rock
Fine Grained Rock, Medium Grained Rock, Opaque Rock

Definition of Adakite and Diabase

The general Adakite and Diabase 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, Diabase is a fine-grained igneous rock which is composed mostly of pyroxene and feldspar. Along with definition of Adakite and Diabase, get to know about Properties of Adakite and Diabase. Get to know more information about Adakite and Diabase origin and discoverer, etymology and class.

History of Adakite and Diabase

The history of Adakite and Diabase 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 Diabase Origin and Discoverer

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

Etymology of Adakite and Diabase

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

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