Extrusive vs Felsite - What's the difference?

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In geology|lang=en terms the difference between extrusive and felsite

is that extrusive is (geology) rock which has been formed through volcanic extrusion while felsite is (geology) any light-colored volcanic rock whose true mineralogy is not yet determined.

As nouns the difference between extrusive and felsite

is that extrusive is (geology) rock which has been formed through volcanic extrusion while felsite is (mineral) a fine grained volcanic extrusive rock, generally light in color, composed of felsic minerals.

As an adjective extrusive

is jutting out]]; [[extrude|extruding.

extrusive

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Jutting out]]; [[extrude, extruding.
  • Synonyms

    * effusive

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (geology) Rock which has been formed through volcanic extrusion.
  • felsite

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (mineral) A fine grained volcanic extrusive rock, generally light in color, composed of felsic minerals.
  • The buff-colored dacites of the Superstition Mountains are felsites .
  • (geology) Any light-colored volcanic rock whose true mineralogy is not yet determined.
  • Synonyms

    * eurite

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