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Coarse-grained ("plutonic") crystalline igneous rock

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Coarse-grained crystalline normal igneous rock. Coarse grained usually means >2mm, easily visible to the naked eye. In many classification systems these are termed "plutonic" and are usually intrusive.

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The QAPF diagram breaks coarse-grained crystalline igneous rocks down into 15 groups.

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Freiberg, R., Hecht, L., Cuney, M., and Morteani, G. (2001) Secondary Ca-Al silicates in plutonic rocks: implications for their cooling history. Contributions to Mineralogy & Petrology: 141: 415-429.

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