phaneritic


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phaneritic

[‚fan·ə′rid·ik]
(petrology)
Of the texture of an igneous rock, being visibly crystalline. Also known as coarse-grained; phanerocrystalline; phenocrystalline.
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Feldspars: This category included single crystals of K-feldspar, microcline and plagioclase, as well as potassium feldspar and plagioclase included in intraclasts, phaneritic rock fragments, and sedimentary rock fragments (meta-arenites).
Rock fragments composed of crystalline units larger than 0.062 mm (phaneritic rock fragments, R) were interpreted as the constituent minerals of the rock fragment (Table 2).
In general, phaneritic rock fragment contents increased from base to top in the stratigraphic sequence.