feldspathization

feldspathization

[‚fel‚spa·thə′zā·shən]
(geology)
Formation of feldspar in a rock usually as a result of metamorphism leading toward granitization.
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Hydrothermal alteration related to Cu-Mo mineralization in the Fuzishan deposit comprises skarnization, potassic feldspathization, silicification, chloritization, kaolinization, and carbonization.
The alteration assemblage includes beresitization, potash feldspathization, chloritization, and carbonatization, occurring as bands in the ore-bearing faults and pervasive alteration of nearby wall rocks.
Potash feldspathization is widely developed in the quartz porphyry and its wall rock.