diorite

Igneous plutonic rock, less mafic than gabbro, but more mafic than granite and granodiorite; rough plutonic equivalent of andesite.
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diorite

[n] - a granular crystalline intrusive rock
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Diorite

Di'o·rite noun [ Confer French diorite . See Diorism .] (Min.) An igneous, crystalline in structure, consisting essentially of a triclinic feldspar and hornblende. It includes part of what was called greenstone.
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diorite

<chemical> An igneous, crystalline in structure, consisting essentially of a triclinic feldspar and hornblende. It includes part of what was called greenstone. ... Origin: Cf. F. Diorite. See Diorism. ... Source: Websters Dictionary ... (01 Mar 1998) ...
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diorite

noun a granular crystalline intrusive rock
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Diorite

• (n.) An igneous, crystalline in structure, consisting essentially of a triclinic feldspar and hornblende. It includes part of what was called greenstone.
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diorite

medium- to coarse-grained intrusive igneous rock that commonly is composed of about two-thirds plagioclase feldspar and one-third dark-coloured ... [5 related articles]
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Diorite

grey to dark grey intermediate intrusive igneous rock composed principally of plagioclase feldspar (typically andesine), biotite, hornblende, and/or pyroxene.
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Diorite

A coarse grained igneous rock of intrusive origin that is darker and chemically more mafic than granite.
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diorite

Igneous rock intermediate in composition between mafic (consisting primarily of dark-coloured minerals) and felsic (consisting primarily of light-coloured minerals) – the coarse-grained plutonic equivalent of andesite. Constituent minerals include feldspar and amphibole or pyroxene with only minor amounts of quartz
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Diorite

Diorite (t or t) is a grey to dark-grey intermediate intrusive igneous rock composed principally of plagioclase feldspar (typically andesine), biotite, hornblende, and/or pyroxene. It may contain small amounts of quartz, microcline, and olivine. Zircon, apatite, sphene, magnetite, ilmenite, and sulfides occur as accessory minerals. It can also be ...
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Diorite

Granular, crystallized igneous stone composed of feldspar and hornblende.
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diorite

Any of a group of dark, phaneritic, intrusive rocks that are the plutonic equivalents of andesite.
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diorite

Igneous plutonic rock, less mafic than gabbro, but more mafic than granite and granodiorite; rough plutonic equivalent of andesite.
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Diorite

A phaneritic intrusive igneous rock consisting mostly of intermediate plagioclase feldspar and pyroxene, with some amphibole and biotite.
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Diorite

A coarse-grained, intrusive igneous rock that contains a mixture of feldspar, pyroxene, hornblende a
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