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Tonalite

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About TonaliteHide

A granitoid (a coarse grained igneous rock with <90% mafics; felsic minerals are composed mostly of quartz (20-60%), Kspar (alkali-feldspar) and plagioclase), where plagioclase is >90% of the total feldspar on the QAPF diagram.


Classification of TonaliteHide

Tonalite is in section 5 of the QAPF diagram.

Sub-divisions of TonaliteHide

Mineralogy of TonaliteHide

Essential minerals - these are minerals that are required within the classification of this rock:
Non-essential minerals - these minerals are common, sometimes major components, but are not always present:
AmphiboleAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
PyroxeneA petrological term for Pyroxene Group.

Pronounciation of TonaliteHide

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