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Adamellite and Diamictite 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
Diamictite is a sedimentary rock that consists of non-sorted to poorly sorted terrigenous sediment containing particles that range in size from clay to boulders, suspended in a matrix of mudstone or sandstone
1.2 History
1.2.1 Origin
Italy
Southern Mongolia
1.2.2 Discoverer
Unknown
Unknown
1.3 Etymology
From German adamellit and from Monte Adamello, a mountain in Italy, its locality
From Greek dia through and meiktós or mixed
1.4 Class
Igneous Rocks
Sedimentary Rocks
1.4.1 Sub-Class
Durable Rock, Hard Rock
Durable Rock, Soft Rock
1.5 Family
1.5.1 Group
Plutonic
Not Applicable
1.6 Other Categories
Coarse Grained Rock, Opaque Rock
Coarse Grained Rock, Opaque Rock

Definition of Adamellite and Diamictite

The general Adamellite and Diamictite 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, Diamictite is a sedimentary rock that consists of non-sorted to poorly sorted terrigenous sediment containing particles that range in size from clay to boulders, suspended in a matrix of mudstone or sandstone. Along with definition of Adamellite and Diamictite, get to know about Properties of Adamellite and Diamictite. Get to know more information about Adamellite and Diamictite origin and discoverer, etymology and class.

History of Adamellite and Diamictite

The history of Adamellite and Diamictite 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 Diamictite Origin and Discoverer

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

Etymology of Adamellite and Diamictite

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

For Adamellite,

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

For Diamictite,

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