Definition of Andesite. Meaning of Andesite. Synonyms of Andesite

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Definition of Andesite

Andesite
Andesite An"des*ite, n. (Min.) An eruptive rock allied to trachyte, consisting essentially of a triclinic feldspar, with pyroxene, hornblende, or hypersthene.

Meaning of Andesite from wikipedia

- Andesite (/ˈændəzaɪt/) is a volcanic rock of intermediate composition. In a general sense, it is the intermediate type between silica-poor basalt and silica-rich...
- Basaltic andesite is a volcanic rock that is intermediate in composition between basalt and andesite. It is composed predominantly of augite and plagioclase...
- The andesite line is the most significant regional geologic distinction in the Pacific Ocean basin. It separates the mafic basaltic volcanic rocks of the...
- Andesites is an extinct genus of cephalopod belonging to the Ammonite subclass, from the Late Jur****ic. It has only been found in the Mendoza Group of...
- The Andesite Mountain Bushveld is a type of sub-tropical woodland ecoregion of Southern Africa. It is part of the Bushveld biome, which straddles the Tropic...
- Andesite Vineyard is a Spring Mountain District, Napa Valley vineyard at the 2000-foot level of Spring Mountain, 5 miles up Spring Mountain Road from St...
- platform of Pumapunku supported as many as eight andesite gateways. The fragments of five andesite gateways with similar characteristics to the Gateway...
- metamorphic rock, and sedimentary rock. Adakite – Volcanic rock type Andesite – Type of volcanic rock Alkali feldspar granite – Type of igneous rock...
- This places basalt in the basalt/andesite field of the QAPF diagram. Basalt is further distinguished from andesite by its silica content of under 52%...
- (aphanitic) to porphyritic texture and is intermediate in composition between andesite and rhyolite. It is composed predominantly of plagioclase feldspar and...