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Albite dolerite

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A dolerite containing albite.


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Classification of Albite doleriteHide

Sub-divisions of Albite doleriteHide

Mineralogy of Albite doleriteHide

Essential minerals - these are minerals that are required within the classification of this rock:
Feldspar > Alkali Feldspar > AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Feldspar > PlagioclaseA petrological term for Albite-Anorthite Series.
PyroxeneA petrological term for Pyroxene Group.
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 ...
Feldspar > Alkali Feldspar > K FeldsparPotassium-dominant feldspars with unknown crystal symmetry and Al-Si ordering state.
Silica > QuartzSiO2

References for Albite doleriteHide

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

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