Porphyroid


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porphyroid

[′pȯr·fə‚rȯid]
(petrology)
A blastoporphyritic, or sometimes porphyroblastic, metamorphic rock of igneous origin.
A feldspathic metasedimentary rock having the appearance of a porphyry.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Porphyroid

 

(also porphyritoid), a rock formed as a result of the metamorphism of rocks with similar composition, such as diabases, porphyrites, or gangues. Porphyroid is usually composed of feldspar, amphibole, pyroxene relicts, calcite, chlorite, talc, and clay; sometimes it contains quartz and zoisite. As a result of strong cataclasis, porphyroid sometimes takes on a slaty texture.

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A thin section of sample ODB-1488_65 of diopside-tremolite shows the presence of elements of reticulate, porphyroid, streaky texture (Gorbatsevich et al., 2011).
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Various types of amphibolites and metagabbros are the most common and in places they contain streaks of gneisses and acid metavolcanics (porphyroids).