Felsite vs Felsic - What's the difference?

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Felsite is a related term of felsic.


As nouns the difference between felsite and felsic

is that felsite is (mineral) a fine grained volcanic extrusive rock, generally light in color, composed of felsic minerals while felsic is a rock with such properties.

As an adjective felsic is

(mineralogy) enriched in the lighter elements such as silicon, oxygen, aluminium, sodium, and potassium.

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

    Anagrams

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    felsic

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (mineralogy) Enriched in the lighter elements such as silicon, oxygen, aluminium, sodium, and potassium.
  • Synonyms

    * acidic

    Antonyms

    * mafic

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A rock with such properties.