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Graphic granite

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About Graphic graniteHide

Name:
From the latin "Graphus" (and greek "Graphos") meaning to write - in allusion to the appearance of script-like characters in the polished rock.
A granite exhibiting a graphic texture due to exsolution of quartz from feldspar.


Classification of Graphic graniteHide

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Granite is in section 3 of the QAPF diagram.

Mineralogy of Graphic graniteHide

Essential minerals - these are minerals that are required within the classification of this rock:
Feldspar > Alkali FeldsparFeldspar Group minerals rich in Potassium or Sodium.
Feldspar > PlagioclaseA petrological term for Albite-Anorthite Series.
Silica > QuartzSiO2

Synonyms of Graphic graniteHide

Other Language Names for Graphic graniteHide

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
3 photos of Graphic granite associated with MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2

Internet Links for Graphic graniteHide

 
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