Definition of Rhyolite. Meaning of Rhyolite. Synonyms of Rhyolite

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Definition of Rhyolite

Rhyolite
Rhyolite Rhy"o*lite, n. [Gr. "rei^n to flow + -lite.] (Min.) A quartzose trachyte, an igneous rock often showing a fluidal structure. -- Rhy`o*lit"ic,, a.

Meaning of Rhyolite from wikipedia

- Rhyolite (/ˈraɪ.ə.laɪt, ˈraɪ.oʊ-/ RY-ə-lyte, RY-oh-) is the most silica-rich of volcanic rocks. It is generally gl****y or fine-grained (aphanitic) in texture...
- Rhyolite is a ghost town in Nye County, in the U.S. state of Nevada. It is in the Bullfrog Hills, about 120 miles (190 km) northwest of Las Vegas, near...
- Rhyolite (/ˈraɪ.ə.laɪt, ˈraɪ.oʊ-/ RY-ə-lyte, RY-oh-) is a type of volcanic rock. Rhyolite may also refer to Rhyolite, Nevada, a ghost town in the U.S....
- volcanism takes place, and so have a wide distribution in location and age. Rhyolite tuffs contain pumiceous, gl****y fragments and small scoriae with quartz...
- geochemistry of lava domes can vary from basalt (e.g. Semeru, 1946) to rhyolite (e.g. Chaiten, 2010) although the majority are of intermediate composition...
- Rhyolite Head (62°10′S 58°36′W / 62.167°S 58.600°W / -62.167; -58.600Coordinates: 62°10′S 58°36′W / 62.167°S 58.600°W / -62.167; -58.600) is the...
- Rhyodacite – A felsic volcanic rock which is intermediate between a rhyolite and a dacite Rhyolite – An igneous, volcanic rock, of felsic (silica-rich) composition...
- Rhyolite Islands (69°40′S 68°35′W / 69.667°S 68.583°W / -69.667; -68.583Coordinates: 69°40′S 68°35′W / 69.667°S 68.583°W / -69.667; -68.583) is a...
- high-silica-content (greater than 63% SiO2 by weight) volcanic rock, such as rhyolite. Older, broader usage is now considered archaic.[citation needed] That...
- include rhyolite and dacite lavas. With such a high silica content, these lavas are extremely viscous, ranging from 108 cP for hot rhyolite lava at 1...
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