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Adamellite and Chert 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
Chert is a hard, dark, opaque sedimentary rock which is composed of silica with an amorphous fine-grained texture
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 flint-like quartz, 1670s, of unknown origin- a local term, which has been taken into geological use
1.4 Class
Igneous Rocks
Sedimentary 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
Fine Grained Rock, Opaque Rock

Definition of Adamellite and Chert

The general Adamellite and Chert 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, Chert is a hard, dark, opaque sedimentary rock which is composed of silica with an amorphous fine-grained texture. Along with definition of Adamellite and Chert, get to know about Properties of Adamellite and Chert. Get to know more information about Adamellite and Chert origin and discoverer, etymology and class.

History of Adamellite and Chert

The history of Adamellite and Chert 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 Chert Origin and Discoverer

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

Etymology of Adamellite and Chert

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

For Adamellite,

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

For Chert,

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