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IGNEOUS ROCKS
Publisher date : June 2008
Chapter title : IGNEOUS ROCK CLASSIFICATION
Data title : RHYOLITE

  Typical Minerals

Minerals too small to identify (except phenocrysts). Composition will be from bottom of Bowen's Reaction series

  Description

  A fine grained (aphanitic) igneous rock, white, light gray, pink, to dark in color. Phenocrysts (large visible crystals) are often present
      Since color is such a poor indicator of rock identification in most cases, darker rhyolites can be confused with lighter andesites. Felsite is the general term for an unidentifiable, fine grained, generally middle colored rock.

Tectonic Association

Rhyolite, as with all felsic rocks, is found on continents, ejected from volcanoes

 


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