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Nepheline Syenite
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Nepheline Syenite Definition

1 Definition
1.1 Definition
Nepheline Syenite is a holocrystalline plutonic rock resembling syenite but containing nepheline and lacking quartz
1.2 History
1.2.1 Origin
Unknown
1.2.2 Discoverer
Unknown
1.3 Etymology
From origin of a Palaeozoic nepheline syenite from northern Shanxi Province, China
1.4 Class
Igneous Rocks
1.4.1 Sub-Class
Durable Rock, Medium Hardness Rock
1.5 Family
1.5.1 Group
Plutonic
1.6 Other Categories
Fine Grained Rock, Opaque Rock

Define Nepheline Syenite

Nepheline Syenite is one of the important type of rocks. If we have to define Nepheline Syenite in general, Nepheline Syenite is a holocrystalline plutonic rock resembling syenite but containing nepheline and lacking quartz. Nepheline Syenite comes under Igneous Rocks. All Igneous Rocks have similar properties and formation process. Along with Nepheline Syenite Definition, know more about the History of Nepheline Syenite, Etymology of Nepheline Syenite in next sections.