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Ijolite and Granodiorite Definition

1 Definition
1.1 Definition
Ijolite is an intrusive igneous rock which is composed mainly of nepheline and an alkali pyroxene, usually aegirine-augite
Granodiorite is a coarse-grained intrusive igneous rock containing quartz and plagioclase, and which has composition in between granite and diorite
1.2 History
1.2.1 Origin
Finland, Europe
Unknown
1.2.2 Discoverer
Unknown
Unknown
1.3 Etymology
From the first syllable of the Finnish words Ii-vaara, Iijoki, &c. commonly used geographical names in Finland, and the Gr. Xiflos, a stone
From granite + diorite
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
Plutonic
Plutonic
1.6 Other Categories
Coarse Grained Rock, Opaque Rock
Coarse Grained Rock, Medium Grained Rock, Opaque Rock

Definition of Ijolite and Granodiorite

The general Ijolite and Granodiorite definition can be stated as: Ijolite is an intrusive igneous rock which is composed mainly of nepheline and an alkali pyroxene, usually aegirine-augite. On the other hand, Granodiorite is a coarse-grained intrusive igneous rock containing quartz and plagioclase, and which has composition in between granite and diorite. Along with definition of Ijolite and Granodiorite, get to know about Properties of Ijolite and Granodiorite. Get to know more information about Ijolite and Granodiorite origin and discoverer, etymology and class.

History of Ijolite and Granodiorite

The history of Ijolite and Granodiorite 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.

Ijolite and Granodiorite Origin and Discoverer

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

Etymology of Ijolite and Granodiorite

Along with Ijolite and Granodiorite definition, know more about the etymology of Ijolite and Granodiorite. Etymology of Ijolite and Granodiorite gives information about origin and formation of a particular rock. Know more about Formation of Ijolite and Formation of Granodiorite. The etymology of Ijolite is From the first syllable of the Finnish words Ii-vaara, Iijoki, &c. commonly used geographical names in Finland, and the Gr. Xiflos, a stone while that of Granodiorite is From the first syllable of the Finnish words Ii-vaara, Iijoki, &c. commonly used geographical names in Finland, and the Gr. Xiflos, a stone. The process of formation of rocks defines the class of rock. All the rocks in a class are formed by similar processes. Ijolite and Granodiorite belong to Igneous Rocks. The sub-class, group and other categories of Ijolite and Granodiorite are listed below.

For Ijolite,

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

For Granodiorite,

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