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Adakite and Larvikite 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
Larvikite is an igneous rock and a variety of monzonite, notable for the presence of thumbnail-sized crystals of feldspar
1.2 History
1.2.1 Origin
Adak, Aleutian Islands
Larvik, Norway
1.2.2 Discoverer
Defant and Drummond
Unknown
1.3 Etymology
From Adak, Aleutian Islands
From the town of Larvik in Norway, where this type of igneous rock is found
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
Plutonic
1.6 Other Categories
Fine Grained Rock, Medium Grained Rock, Opaque Rock
Coarse Grained Rock, Fine Grained Rock, Medium Grained Rock, Opaque Rock

Definition of Adakite and Larvikite

The general Adakite and Larvikite 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, Larvikite is an igneous rock and a variety of monzonite, notable for the presence of thumbnail-sized crystals of feldspar. Along with definition of Adakite and Larvikite, get to know about Properties of Adakite and Larvikite. Get to know more information about Adakite and Larvikite origin and discoverer, etymology and class.

History of Adakite and Larvikite

The history of Adakite and Larvikite 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 Larvikite Origin and Discoverer

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

Etymology of Adakite and Larvikite

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

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