rockforming

rockforming

[′räk‚fȯrm·iŋ]
(geology)
Referring to any minerals which commonly occur in important proportions in common rocks.
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In this study, the authors aimed to show the informative value of the luminescent features of quartz, ubiquitous rockforming mineral, in the context of solving this problem.
Chemical composition of the rockforming minerals in the Silgara formation and P-T conditions in the Mutiscua area, Santander Massif, Eastern Cordillera, Colombia.
Li, "Dissolution of rockforming minerals in organic acids: simulated first stage weathering of fresh mineral surface," Applied Clay Science, vol.
Diopside is also common as a rockforming component in the gabbros of the ophiolitic basement.
Brantley and Mellott (2000) measured the specific surface area by gas adsorption for a series of particle size fractions of some adequately pure laboratory-ground rockforming minerals.
Wilson, M.J.: 2004, Weathering of the primary rockforming minerals: processes, products and rates.
c) Other rockforming minerals: 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 26, 34, 86, 89, 96, 164, 173.
The argillization of primary rockforming minerals and volcanic glass has been expressed in literature by many stoichiometric equations in the mineral(volcanic glass)-water-(acid) systems (Keller, 1957; Loughnan, 1969 and many others).
Now, can the most promissing discoveries using modern methods, and under the influence of all the recognized order-disorder states of clay minerals, be expected in the investigation of clay pseudomorphs after known rockforming silicates and volcanic glasses.
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