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Adamellite and Amphibolite 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
Amphibolite can be defined as a granular metamorphic rock which mainly consist of hornblende and plagioclase
1.2 History
1.2.1 Origin
Italy
Unknown
1.2.2 Discoverer
Unknown
Alexandre Brongniart
1.3 Etymology
From German adamellit and from Monte Adamello, a mountain in Italy, its locality
From Amphibole + -ite
1.4 Class
Igneous Rocks
Metamorphic Rocks
1.4.1 Sub-Class
Durable Rock, Hard Rock
Durable Rock, Hard Rock
1.5 Family
1.5.1 Group
Plutonic
Not Applicable
1.6 Other Categories
Coarse Grained Rock, Opaque Rock
Coarse Grained Rock, Medium Grained Rock, Opaque Rock

Definition of Adamellite and Amphibolite

The general Adamellite and Amphibolite 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, Amphibolite can be defined as a granular metamorphic rock which mainly consist of hornblende and plagioclase. Along with definition of Adamellite and Amphibolite, get to know about Properties of Adamellite and Amphibolite. Get to know more information about Adamellite and Amphibolite origin and discoverer, etymology and class.

History of Adamellite and Amphibolite

The history of Adamellite and Amphibolite 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 Amphibolite Origin and Discoverer

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

Etymology of Adamellite and Amphibolite

Along with Adamellite and Amphibolite definition, know more about the etymology of Adamellite and Amphibolite. Etymology of Adamellite and Amphibolite gives information about origin and formation of a particular rock. Know more about Formation of Adamellite and Formation of Amphibolite. The etymology of Adamellite is From German adamellit and from Monte Adamello, a mountain in Italy, its locality while that of Amphibolite 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 belongs to Igneous Rocks while Amphibolite belongs to Metamorphic Rocks. The sub-class, group and other categories of Adamellite and Amphibolite are listed below.

For Adamellite,

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

For Amphibolite,

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