relict texture

relict texture

[′rel·ikt ′teks·chər]
(geology)
In mineral deposits, an original texture that persists after partial replacement.
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Such relict textures are observed chiefly in the gossanized matrix or disseminated ore where the sulfide dissolution was delayed by the armoring of sulfides by silicates.