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Adakite and Serpentinite 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
A hydration and metamorphic transformation of ultramafic rock from the Earth's mantle is called as serpentinization, a group of minerals is formed by serpentinization compose rock 'serpentinite'.
1.2 History
1.2.1 Origin
Adak, Aleutian Islands
USA
1.2.2 Discoverer
Defant and Drummond
Unknown
1.3 Etymology
From Adak, Aleutian Islands
From English word serpentinization.
1.4 Class
Igneous Rocks
Metamorphic Rocks
1.4.1 Sub-Class
Durable Rock, Medium Hardness Rock
Durable Rock, Medium Hardness Rock
1.5 Family
1.5.1 Group
Volcanic
Not Applicable
1.6 Other Categories
Fine Grained Rock, Medium Grained Rock, Opaque Rock
Fine Grained Rock, Opaque Rock

Definition of Adakite and Serpentinite

The general Adakite and Serpentinite 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, A hydration and metamorphic transformation of ultramafic rock from the Earth's mantle is called as serpentinization, a group of minerals is formed by serpentinization compose rock 'serpentinite'.. Along with definition of Adakite and Serpentinite, get to know about Properties of Adakite and Serpentinite. Get to know more information about Adakite and Serpentinite origin and discoverer, etymology and class.

History of Adakite and Serpentinite

The history of Adakite and Serpentinite 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 Serpentinite Origin and Discoverer

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

Etymology of Adakite and Serpentinite

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

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