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Granophyre Definition

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1 Definition
1.1 Definition
Granophyre is a type of granitic rock which consists of intergrown feldspar and quartz crystals in a medium to fine grained groundmass
1.2 History
1.2.1 Origin
Unknown
1.2.2 Discoverer
Unknown
1.3 Etymology
From German Granophyr, from Granit granite + Porphyr
1.4 Class
Igneous Rocks
1.4.1 Sub-Class
Durable Rock, Hard Rock
1.5 Family
1.5.1 Group
Volcanic
1.6 Other Categories
Coarse Grained Rock, Fine Grained Rock, Medium Grained Rock, Opaque Rock

Define Granophyre

Granophyre is one of the important type of rocks. If we have to define Granophyre in general, Granophyre is a type of granitic rock which consists of intergrown feldspar and quartz crystals in a medium to fine grained groundmass. Granophyre comes under Igneous Rocks. All Igneous Rocks have similar properties and formation process. Along with Granophyre Definition, know more about the History of Granophyre, Etymology of Granophyre in next sections.