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Adamellite and Aplite Definition

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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
Aplite is a fine-grained granite composed mainly of feldspar and quartz
1.2 History
1.2.1 Origin
Italy
Iran
1.2.2 Discoverer
Unknown
Unknown
1.3 Etymology
From German adamellit and from Monte Adamello, a mountain in Italy, its locality
From German Aplit, from Greek haploos simple + -ite
1.4 Class
Igneous Rocks
Igneous Rocks
1.4.1 Sub-Class
Durable Rock, Hard Rock
Durable Rock, Hard Rock
1.5 Family
1.5.1 Group
Plutonic
Plutonic
1.6 Other Categories
Coarse Grained Rock, Opaque Rock
Fine Grained Rock, Opaque Rock

Definition of Adamellite and Aplite

The general Adamellite and Aplite 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, Aplite is a fine-grained granite composed mainly of feldspar and quartz. Along with definition of Adamellite and Aplite, get to know about Properties of Adamellite and Aplite. Get to know more information about Adamellite and Aplite origin and discoverer, etymology and class.

History of Adamellite and Aplite

The history of Adamellite and Aplite 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 Aplite Origin and Discoverer

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

Etymology of Adamellite and Aplite

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

For Adamellite,

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

For Aplite,

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