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Adamellite and Charnockite 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
Charnockite is a variety of granite containing minerals like orthopyroxene, quartz, and feldspar
1.2 History
1.2.1 Origin
Italy
Tamil Nadu, India
1.2.2 Discoverer
Unknown
T. H. Holland
1.3 Etymology
From German adamellit and from Monte Adamello, a mountain in Italy, its locality
From Job Charnock, an administtrator of East India Company
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
Coarse Grained Rock, Opaque Rock

Definition of Adamellite and Charnockite

The general Adamellite and Charnockite 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, Charnockite is a variety of granite containing minerals like orthopyroxene, quartz, and feldspar. Along with definition of Adamellite and Charnockite, get to know about Properties of Adamellite and Charnockite. Get to know more information about Adamellite and Charnockite origin and discoverer, etymology and class.

History of Adamellite and Charnockite

The history of Adamellite and Charnockite 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 Charnockite Origin and Discoverer

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

Etymology of Adamellite and Charnockite

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

For Adamellite,

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

For Charnockite,

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