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Adakite and Icelandite 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
Icelandite belongs to volcanic igneous rocks which is rich in iron and belongs to andesite rock
1.2 History
1.2.1 Origin
Adak, Aleutian Islands
Iceland
1.2.2 Discoverer
Defant and Drummond
Ian S. E. Carmichael
1.3 Etymology
From Adak, Aleutian Islands
From its origin place near Cenozoic volcano near the parsonage Þingmúli in East Iceland
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, Opaque Rock

Definition of Adakite and Icelandite

The general Adakite and Icelandite 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, Icelandite belongs to volcanic igneous rocks which is rich in iron and belongs to andesite rock. Along with definition of Adakite and Icelandite, get to know about Properties of Adakite and Icelandite. Get to know more information about Adakite and Icelandite origin and discoverer, etymology and class.

History of Adakite and Icelandite

The history of Adakite and Icelandite 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 Icelandite Origin and Discoverer

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

Etymology of Adakite and Icelandite

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

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