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Basic volcanic rock

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A chemical classification based on the TAS diagram for normal volcanic rocks with between 45 and 52 wt % SiO2.

This includes, foidite (only some very high Na^2O + K^2O wt %), basalt, phonotephrite (in part), tracybasalt, basaltic trachyandesite (in part) and tephriphonolite (in part).


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

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