Mineralogy vs Felsite - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between mineralogy and felsite

is that mineralogy is (petrology) the branch of petrology that studies minerals while felsite is (mineral) a fine grained volcanic extrusive rock, generally light in color, composed of felsic minerals.

mineralogy

Noun

(mineralogies)
  • (petrology) The branch of petrology that studies minerals.
  • Its mineral materials.
  • A treatise on mineralogy.
  • Derived terms

    * mineralogical * mineralogist

    See also

    * gemology * * petrography

    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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