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Esterellite

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A quartz-diorite from Esterel, Provence, France consisting of zoned plagioclase and hornblende in a groundmass of quartz, orthoclase and plagioclase.


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Classification of EsterelliteHide

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Quartz-diorite is in section 10* of the QAPF diagram.

Mineralogy of EsterelliteHide

Essential minerals - these are minerals that are required within the classification of this rock:
Amphibole > HornblendeAn informal name for dark green to black amphiboles, mostly ferro-hornblende or ...
Feldspar > Alkali Feldspar > OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
Feldspar > PlagioclaseA petrological term for Albite-Anorthite Series.
Silica > QuartzSiO2

References for EsterelliteHide

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

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