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Mineral composition of granite: K-feldspar Na-feldspar Quartz Muscovite Biotite

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What are mineral composition for a granite rock?

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Granite's mineral composition is mainly quartz and feldspar. Approximately 80 percent of this igneous rock is made up of these two minerals, The other minerals found in granite are mica and amphibole.


Does granite resist erosion and weathering?

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Which rock has a darker color basalt or granite?

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What mineral composition would you expect in rhyolite?

Felsic igneous rock with exact same composition of granite, just tiny crystals. granite= orhtoclase, quartz, biotite.


What is the mineral composition of obsidian?

== == Similar to granite, with quartz, feldspar, mica, but technically not in mineral form because of a lack of crystallization.


What is the difference between red granite and granite?

The composition changes the appearance and colour of the granite. A granite that appears more red in colour will have more of the mineral orthoclase feldspar, whereas the lighter and more white in appearance will have less orthoclase and maybe more plagioclase feldspar and quartz in the composition.


Physical properties of granite?

Granite is the most common type of igneous rock and is mainly composed of feldspar and quartz. Its physical properties include porosity, coefficient of expansion, thermal stability, hardness and variegation.


Is granite the most common mineral?

Granite is a rock, not a mineral!


How does marble differ from granite?

Marble is a metamorphic rock that was originally limestone, a sedimentary rock, and is composed primarily of the mineral calcite. Granite is an intrusive igneous rock composed mainly of feldspar, mica, and quartz. Marble is softer than granite because of these mineral composition differences and it will also react with weak acids such as vinegar. These properties make marble a good choice for a sculptor, but a bad choice for a kitchen countertop.


Is granite a metallic mineral or non metallic mineral?

Niether. Granite is a rock, not a mineral. The minerals found in granite are non-metallic.


How do geologist determine the mineral composition of granite?

They are able to slice the granite into extremely thin layers, observe it under a microscope, and view the amount and type of minerals that are present.


The continental crust has the average composition of what?

Granite. Most of the crust is composed of granite. Feldspar is the most common mineral in the earth's crust.Silicon, (Si) and Alluminium, (Al).


In which group do the rocks usually have the mineral quartz as part of their composition?

The group of rocks that usually have the mineral quartz as part of their composition is the granitic group. Quartz is one of the last minerals to crystallize filling in the gaps in granite as it cools.


What two igneous rocks could have the same mineral composition?

Rock from the same origin. Or rocks having the same parent material\mineral. For example, granite and rhyolite.


Does Gabbro and granite have a similar mineral composition and texture?

the textures are similar yes but gabbro is made up of calcite and olivine while granite contains biotite mica, feldspar, and quartz.


Granite is a that contains the mineral quartz-?

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Is granite an ore mineral?

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How is Granite and obsidian similar?

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What is granites properties?

granite has loads of properties but the most important propertie is that granite has loads of colours in one piece of granite


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