Rhyolite vs Felsite - What's the difference?

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

is that rhyolite is (geology) an igneous, volcanic (extrusive) rock, of felsic composition, with aphanitic to porphyritic texture while felsite is (geology) any light-colored volcanic rock whose true mineralogy is not yet determined.

As nouns the difference between rhyolite and felsite

is that rhyolite is (geology) an igneous, volcanic (extrusive) rock, of felsic composition, with aphanitic to porphyritic texture while felsite is (mineral) a fine grained volcanic extrusive rock, generally light in color, composed of felsic minerals.

rhyolite

English

Noun

(wikipedia rhyolite)
  • (geology) An igneous, volcanic (extrusive) rock, of felsic composition, with aphanitic to porphyritic texture.
  • Derived terms

    * rhyolitic

    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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