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Adakite and Quartzite 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
Quartzite is a non-foliated metamorphic rock that forms by the metamorphism of pure quartz Sandstone
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 quartz + -ite
1.4 Class
Igneous Rocks
Metamorphic Rocks
1.4.1 Sub-Class
Durable Rock, Medium Hardness Rock
Durable Rock, Hard Rock
1.5 Family
1.5.1 Group
Volcanic
Not Applicable
1.6 Other Categories
Fine Grained Rock, Medium Grained Rock, Opaque Rock
Medium Grained Rock, Opaque Rock

Definition of Adakite and Quartzite

The general Adakite and Quartzite 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, Quartzite is a non-foliated metamorphic rock that forms by the metamorphism of pure quartz Sandstone. Along with definition of Adakite and Quartzite, get to know about Properties of Adakite and Quartzite. Get to know more information about Adakite and Quartzite origin and discoverer, etymology and class.

History of Adakite and Quartzite

The history of Adakite and Quartzite 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 Quartzite Origin and Discoverer

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

Etymology of Adakite and Quartzite

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

  • Sub-class: Durable Rock and Hard Rock
  • Group: Not applicable
  • Other Categories: Medium grained rock and Opaque rock
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