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Definition of Granites

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Syenite Sy"e*nite, n. [L. Syenites (sc. lapis), from Syene, Gr. ?.] (Min.) (a) Orig., a rock composed of quartz, hornblende, and feldspar, anciently quarried at Syene, in Upper Egypt, and now called granite. (b) A granular, crystalline, ingeous rock composed of orthoclase and hornblende, the latter often replaced or accompanied by pyroxene or mica. Syenite sometimes contains nephelite (el[ae]olite) or leucite, and is then called nephelite (el[ae]olite) syenite or leucite syenite.
Granite
Granite Gran"ite, n. [It. granito granite, adj., grainy, p. p. of granire to make grainy, fr. L. granum grain; cf. F. granit. See Grain.] (Geol.) A crystalline, granular rock, consisting of quartz, feldspar, and mica, and usually of a whitish, grayish, or flesh-red color. It differs from gneiss in not having the mica in planes, and therefore in being destitute of a schistose structure. Note: Varieties containing hornblende are common. See also the Note under Mica.

Meaning of Granites from wikipedia

- two-mica granite. Two-mica granites are typically high in pot****ium and low in plagioclase, and are usually S-type granites or A-type granites. A worldwide...
- The Granites may refer to. The Granites, a former name for Yundamindera, Western Australia The Granites Airport, an airport in Australia The Granites gold...
- The Granites Airport (IATA: GTS, ICAO: YTGT) is located at The Granites, a large gold mine in the Tanami Desert in the Northern Territory of Australia...
- The Toronto Granites were an amateur senior ice hockey team from Toronto, Ontario. The Granites were Allan Cup champions in 1922 and 1923. They were chosen...
- In 1899, the Granites joined the Ontario Rugby Football Union, replacing the Osgoode Hall team that had left to join the QRFU. The Granites finished tied...
- Dalla granites is a butterfly in the family Hesperiidae. It is found in Ecuador and Bolivia. Dalla granites granites (Ecuador) Dalla granites privata...
- The Granites is a gold mine in the Tanami Desert of the Northern Territory of Australia. It has been operated by Newmont Mining since 2002. Gold was discovered...
- I-type granites are a category of granites originating from igneous sources, first proposed by Chappell and White (1974). They are recognized by a specific...
- S-type granites are a category of granites first proposed by Chappell & White. They are recognized by a specific set of mineralogical, geochemical, textural...
- alkaline granites intruded into diverse rock types, including volcanics. The granites range in composition from syenogranite to alkali feldspar granite. The...
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