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A pneumatolytically altered granite consisting of mainly quartz and a light-green mica.
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a rock of metasomatic origin, composed basically of quartz and light-colored micas—lepidolite and muscovite. It not infrequently contains an impregnation of valuable ore minerals (such as cassiterite. wolframite, and tantalite) in industrial quantities. In such cases they are regarded as ore bodies. Deposits usually occur in the form of irregularly shaped sections in granite masses, mainly in their outer sections and sometimes in the rocks surrounding the granite Greisen is formed as a result of the greisening of rocks, often along the periphery of ore veins, and serves as an indication for prospecting.

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