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Aplitic diorite

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An aplitic variety of diorite.


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Classification of Aplitic dioriteHide

Diorite is in section 10 of the QAPF diagram.

Sub-divisions of Aplitic dioriteHide

Mineralogy of Aplitic dioriteHide

Essential minerals - these are minerals that are required within the classification of this rock:
Feldspar > PlagioclaseA petrological term for Albite-Anorthite Series.
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.
Silica > QuartzSiO2

Synonyms of Aplitic dioriteHide

References for Aplitic dioriteHide

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

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