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Leucoquartz-monzodiorite

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A quartz-monzodiorite with an M' colour index of less than 15.


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Classification of Leucoquartz-monzodioriteHide

Quartz-monzodiorite is in section 9* of the QAPF diagram.

Mineralogy of Leucoquartz-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.
Silica > QuartzSiO2
Non-essential minerals - these minerals are common, sometimes major components, but are not always present:
Amphibole > HornblendeAn informal name for dark green to black amphiboles, mostly ferro-hornblende or ...
Mica > BiotiteA series or subgroup of the Mica Group.

References for Leucoquartz-monzodioriteHide

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

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