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Adamellite and Adakite Definition

1 Definition
1.1 Definition
Adamellite is a coarse-grained porphyritic igneous rock, a variety of Monzogranite and dominated by phenocrysts of orthoclase in a granular groundmass of perthite, plagioclase and quartz
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
1.2 History
1.2.1 Origin
Italy
Adak, Aleutian Islands
1.2.2 Discoverer
Unknown
Defant and Drummond
1.3 Etymology
From German adamellit and from Monte Adamello, a mountain in Italy, its locality
From Adak, Aleutian Islands
1.4 Class
Igneous Rocks
Igneous Rocks
1.4.1 Sub-Class
Durable Rock, Hard Rock
Durable Rock, Medium Hardness Rock
1.5 Family
1.5.1 Group
Plutonic
Volcanic
1.6 Other Categories
Coarse Grained Rock, Opaque Rock
Fine Grained Rock, Medium Grained Rock, Opaque Rock

Definition of Adamellite and Adakite

The general Adamellite and Adakite definition can be stated as: Adamellite is a coarse-grained porphyritic igneous rock, a variety of Monzogranite and dominated by phenocrysts of orthoclase in a granular groundmass of perthite, plagioclase and quartz. On the other hand, 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. Along with definition of Adamellite and Adakite, get to know about Properties of Adamellite and Adakite. Get to know more information about Adamellite and Adakite origin and discoverer, etymology and class.

History of Adamellite and Adakite

The history of Adamellite and Adakite 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.

Adamellite and Adakite Origin and Discoverer

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

Etymology of Adamellite and Adakite

Along with Adamellite and Adakite definition, know more about the etymology of Adamellite and Adakite. Etymology of Adamellite and Adakite gives information about origin and formation of a particular rock. Know more about Formation of Adamellite and Formation of Adakite. The etymology of Adamellite is From German adamellit and from Monte Adamello, a mountain in Italy, its locality while that of Adakite is From German adamellit and from Monte Adamello, a mountain in Italy, its locality. The process of formation of rocks defines the class of rock. All the rocks in a class are formed by similar processes. Adamellite and Adakite belong to Igneous Rocks. The sub-class, group and other categories of Adamellite and Adakite are listed below.

For Adamellite,

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

For Adakite,

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