Definition of rhyodacite
The extrusive equivalent of granodiorite. The principal minerals, sodic plagioclase, sanidine, quartz, and biotite or hornblende, commonly occur as phenocrysts in a finely crystalline groundmass of alkali feldspar and quartz. Accessory minerals are apatite and magnetite, and occasionally augite.
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Locality Updated: Silver Bow District (Silverbow District), Nye Co., Nevada, USAFrom Chester S. Lemanski, Jr., 19th Dec 2014 23:30:48