igneous mineral

igneous mineral

[′ig·nē·əs ¦min·rəl]
(mineralogy)
Mineral material forming igneous rock.
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The size of the superimposed geologic, geochemical and geophysical anomalies is interpreted to represent a large porphyry copper bearing igneous mineral body intrusive into limestone sediments.
These clay minerals are a product of the reaction of relatively fresh water with igneous minerals, such as olivine, also present in the sediment.
In every case, the organic carbon particles were found in inclusions within igneous minerals.
He describes how the earth's crust and mantle evolved and how magma continues to be generated, then covers magmas and igneous rocks, crystal-liquid relations, igneous minerals and their textures, the mechanisms and effects of magmatic intrusions and their expression across a variety of terrain, basalts and magma series, oceanic magmatism and flood basalts, magmatism at convergent plate boundaries, granitic plutons and siliceous ignimbrites, and the relation of magmatism to the continental interiors.
Core samples of Bearpaw shale were notable for their content of bright, shiny flakes of biotite and small grains of magnetite - both igneous minerals.