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Aplitic granite

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A fine-grained granite consisting of only feldspar and quartz.


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Classification of Aplitic graniteHide

Granite is in section 3 of the QAPF diagram.

Sub-divisions of Aplitic graniteHide

Mineralogy of Aplitic 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

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Le Maitre (ed.) (2002) Igneous Rocks - A Classification and Glossary of Terms. Cambridge Press

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