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Ignimbrite and Scoria Definition

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1 Definition
1.1 Definition
Ignimbrite is a volcanic rock consisting mainly of pumice fragments, formed by the consolidation of material deposited by pyroclastic flows
Scoria is a dark-colored extrusive igneous rock with abundant round bubble-like cavities
1.2 History
1.2.1 Origin
New Zealand
Unknown
1.2.2 Discoverer
Patrick Marshall
Unknown
1.3 Etymology
From Latin ignis fire + imber, imbr- shower of rain, storm cloud + -ite
From late Middle English (denoting slag from molten metal), from Greek skōria refuse, from skōr dung
1.4 Class
Igneous Rocks
Igneous Rocks
1.4.1 Sub-Class
Durable Rock, Medium Hardness Rock
Durable Rock, Medium Hardness Rock
1.5 Family
1.5.1 Group
Volcanic
Volcanic
1.6 Other Categories
Fine Grained Rock, Opaque Rock
Fine Grained Rock, Opaque Rock

Definition of Ignimbrite and Scoria

The general Ignimbrite and Scoria definition can be stated as: Ignimbrite is a volcanic rock consisting mainly of pumice fragments, formed by the consolidation of material deposited by pyroclastic flows. On the other hand, Scoria is a dark-colored extrusive igneous rock with abundant round bubble-like cavities. Along with definition of Ignimbrite and Scoria, get to know about Properties of Ignimbrite and Scoria. Get to know more information about Ignimbrite and Scoria origin and discoverer, etymology and class.

History of Ignimbrite and Scoria

The history of Ignimbrite and Scoria 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.

Ignimbrite and Scoria Origin and Discoverer

Ignimbrite and Scoria definition gives us a brief idea about the two rocks. In some cases, the definition also gives summary about the Formation of Ignimbrite and Scoria. In this section, you will know about Ignimbrite and Scoria Origin and Discoverer. Origin of Ignimbrite is New Zealand whereas Origin of Scoria is Unknown. It is interesting to know the name of Ignimbrite and Scoria discoverer. The Discoverer of Ignimbrite is Patrick Marshall and the discoverer of Scoria is Unknown.

Etymology of Ignimbrite and Scoria

Along with Ignimbrite and Scoria definition, know more about the etymology of Ignimbrite and Scoria. Etymology of Ignimbrite and Scoria gives information about origin and formation of a particular rock. Know more about Formation of Ignimbrite and Formation of Scoria. The etymology of Ignimbrite is From Latin ignis fire + imber, imbr- shower of rain, storm cloud + -ite while that of Scoria is From Latin ignis fire + imber, imbr- shower of rain, storm cloud + -ite. The process of formation of rocks defines the class of rock. All the rocks in a class are formed by similar processes. Ignimbrite and Scoria belong to Igneous Rocks. The sub-class, group and other categories of Ignimbrite and Scoria are listed below.

For Ignimbrite,

  • Sub-class: Durable Rock and Medium Hardness Rock
  • Group: Volcanic
  • Other Categories: Fine grained rock and Opaque rock

For Scoria,

  • Sub-class: Durable Rock and Medium Hardness Rock
  • Group: Volcanic
  • Other Categories: Fine grained rock and Opaque rock