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Foid-bearing-monzodiorite

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A diorite with <10% foids and 10-35% alkali feldspar on the QAPF diagram.


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Classification of Foid-bearing-monzodioriteHide

Foid-bearing-monzodiorite is in section 9' of the QAPF diagram.

Sub-divisions of Foid-bearing-monzodioriteHide

Mineralogy of Foid-bearing-monzodioriteHide

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.
Non-essential minerals - these minerals are common, sometimes major components, but are not always present:
Feldspathoid > Cancrinite(Na,Ca,☐)8(Al6Si6O24)(CO3,SO4)2 · 2H2O
Feldspathoid > NephelineNa3K(Al4Si4O16)
Feldspathoid > SodaliteNa8(Al6Si6O24)Cl2

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