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Adamellite and Anorthosite 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
Anorthosite is a granular igneous rock composed largely of labradorite or plagioclase
1.2 History
1.2.1 Origin
Italy
Unknown
1.2.2 Discoverer
Unknown
Unknown
1.3 Etymology
From German adamellit and from Monte Adamello, a mountain in Italy, its locality
From French anorthose plagioclase + -ite1
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
Plutonic
1.6 Other Categories
Coarse Grained Rock, Opaque Rock
Coarse Grained Rock, Opaque Rock

Definition of Adamellite and Anorthosite

The general Adamellite and Anorthosite 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, Anorthosite is a granular igneous rock composed largely of labradorite or plagioclase. Along with definition of Adamellite and Anorthosite, get to know about Properties of Adamellite and Anorthosite. Get to know more information about Adamellite and Anorthosite origin and discoverer, etymology and class.

History of Adamellite and Anorthosite

The history of Adamellite and Anorthosite 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 Anorthosite Origin and Discoverer

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

Etymology of Adamellite and Anorthosite

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

For Adamellite,

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

For Anorthosite,

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