• Felsic - Wikipedia

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Felsic In geology, felsic is an adjective describing igneous rocks that are relatively rich in elements that form feldspar and quartz. It is contrasted with mafic rocks, which are relatively richer in magnesium and iron.Felsic refers to silicate minerals, magma, and rocks which are enriched in the lighter elements such as silicon, oxygen, aluminium, sodium, and potassium.
  • Felsic - definition of felsic by The Free Dictionary

    www.thefreedictionary.com/felsic Define felsic. felsic synonyms, felsic pronunciation, felsic translation, English dictionary definition of felsic. adj. Relating to or containing a group of light-colored silicate minerals that occur in igneous rocks, including minerals of the feldspathoid group and the...
  • Felsic | Definition of Felsic at Dictionary.com

    www.dictionary.com/browse/felsic Felsic definition, (of rocks) consisting chiefly of feldspars, feldspathoids, quartz, and other light-colored minerals. See more.
  • Felsic and mafic rocks | igneous rock | Britannica

    www.britannica.com/science/felsic-rock Felsic and mafic rocks, division of igneous rocks on the basis of their silica content. Chemical analyses of the most abundant components in rocks usually are presented as oxides of the elements; igneous rocks typically consist of approximately 12 major oxides totaling over 99 percent of the rock.
  • Mafic Vs. Felsic Rocks: Know the Difference - Science Struck

    sciencestruck.com/mafic-vs-felsic-rocks The words mafic and felsic are used most often in the context of igneous rocks. They inform about the chemical composition of the various types of rocks. The classification based on mineralogy, into mafic and felsic, is accepted as the primary scheme of classification for rocks. Difference Between Mafic and Felsic Rocks
  • Mafic vs. Felsic

    jersey.uoregon.edu/~mstrick/AskGeoMan/geoQuerry11.html Felsic minerals are usually light in color and have specific gravities less than 3.0. Common felsic minerals include quartz, muscovite mica, and the orthoclase feldspars. The most common felsic rock is granite, which represents the purified end product of the earth's internal differentiation process.
  • Felsic magma | Article about Felsic magma by The Free ...

    encyclopedia2.thefreedictionary.com/Felsic+magma Intermediate to felsic magmas are derived in a wide variety of ways, including the fractionation of a more mafic parent, mixing between mafic and felsic magmas (a process supported, in many cases, by field and textural evidence), crustal contamination, or partial melting of the crust.
  • felsic - Wiktionary

    en.wiktionary.org/wiki/felsic Much of the southern half of the southeastern body is a mafic syenite, slightly more felsic than the shonkinite. 1983 , Paul C. Bateman, A summary of critical relations in the central part of Sierra Nevada batholith, California, U.S.A. , J. A. Roddick (editor), Circum-Pacific Plutonic Terranes , Geological Society of America Memoir 159, page 241 ,
  • Felsic magma - definition of Felsic magma by The Free ...

    www.thefreedictionary.com/Felsic+magma Felsic magma synonyms, Felsic magma pronunciation, Felsic magma translation, English dictionary definition of Felsic magma. adj. Relating to or containing a group of light-colored silicate minerals that occur in igneous rocks, including minerals of the feldspathoid group and the...
  • Felsic | Definition of Felsic by Merriam-Webster

    www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/felsic Felsic definition is - consisting of or chiefly consisting of feldspar or feldspathoid quartz.