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Adakite and Slate 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
Slate is a fine-grained, foliated, homogeneous metamorphic rock derived from an original shale-type sedimentary rock composed of clay or volcanic ash through low-grade regional metamorphism
1.2 History
1.2.1 Origin
Adak, Aleutian Islands
England
1.2.2 Discoverer
Defant and Drummond
Unknown
1.3 Etymology
From Adak, Aleutian Islands
From Old French esclate, from esclat (French éclat)
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 Slate

The general Adakite and Slate 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, Slate is a fine-grained, foliated, homogeneous metamorphic rock derived from an original shale-type sedimentary rock composed of clay or volcanic ash through low-grade regional metamorphism. Along with definition of Adakite and Slate, get to know about Properties of Adakite and Slate. Get to know more information about Adakite and Slate origin and discoverer, etymology and class.

History of Adakite and Slate

The history of Adakite and Slate 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 Slate Origin and Discoverer

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

Etymology of Adakite and Slate

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

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