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aplite

[′a‚plīt]
(petrology)
Fine-grained granitic dike rock made up of light-colored mineral constituents, mostly quartz and feldspar; used to manufacture glass and enamel.
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The Ruby silver mine, associated with an outcropping aplite dyke, has a lode up to 1.
At least two Eocene feldspar porphyry dykes or sills intrude Tsa da Glisza, and appear to have followed the same planes of weakness as the aplite dykes.
Narrow (2-5 cm wide, rarely > 1m), pale grey veins and pods of aplite and pegmatite intrude the pluton.
At the south end of the project area the South Zone has been identified based on the silicification and gossanous textures along contact boundaries of a two meter wide aplite dike for a 200 meter length.
Silica Company, headquartered in Berkeley Springs, WV is a leading supplier of high quality industrial silica sand for the oil and gas (frac), glass, foundry, chemical, recreational and construction industries, ground silica for the textile fiberglass and other industries, fine ground silica and kaolin clay products for the paint, plastic and ceramic industries and aplite for the glass industry.
Petrology, geochemistry, and geochronology of the granitic pegmatite and aplite dykes associated with the Clarence Stream gold deposit, southwestern New Brunswick.
Silica Company, a producer of high quality ground and unground silica sand, kaolin clay, aplite and related industrial materials.
In their report (T-614), Dominion stated that the intensely sheared and altered very coarse-grained pyroxenitic gabbro is common in northeastern Enid Township and that typically the gabbro is strongly carbonatized and "Quartz veins and aplite dikes are especially abundant throughout this rock type.
This episode started with emplacement of the Capo Bianco porphyritic aplite, with alkali feldspar granite composition, followed by the Nasuto micro-syenogranite.
Silica mines, processes and sells unground, ground and fine ground silica, aplite and calcined kaolin clay.