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About Hornblende dioriteHide
A coarse grained diorite with prominent porphyritic hornblende in a sodic plagioclase-rich matrix, the plutonic equivalent of spessartite (lamprophyre).
Classification of Hornblende dioriteHide
Sub-divisions of Hornblende dioriteHide
Mineralogy of Hornblende dioriteHide
Essential minerals - these are minerals that are required within the classification of this rock:
|Amphibole > Hornblende||An informal name for dark green to black amphiboles, mostly ferro-hornblende or ...|
|Feldspar > Plagioclase||A petrological term for Albite-Anorthite Series.|
Non-essential minerals - these minerals are common, sometimes major components, but are not always present: