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Olivine basalt

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About Olivine basaltHide

A basalt containing olivine.


Classification of Olivine basaltHide

Olivine basalt is found in field B in the TAS diagram.

Sub-divisions of Olivine basaltHide

Mineralogy of Olivine basaltHide

Essential minerals - these are minerals that are required within the classification of this rock:
Calcic plagioclaseA petrological term for plagioclase series feldspars dominant in calcium.
OlivineEquivalent to Fayalite-Forsterite Series; usually a more or less Fe-bearing forsterite.
PyroxeneA petrological term for Pyroxene Group.

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

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