What is the difference between mafic and felsic?
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Mafic is an antonym of felsic.
Felsic is an antonym of mafic.
As adjectives the difference between mafic and felsicis that mafic is (geology) describing rocks, such as silicate minerals, magmas, and volcanic and intrusive igneous rocks, which contain relatively high concentrations of magnesium and iron while felsic is (mineralogy) enriched in the lighter elements such as silicon, oxygen, aluminium, sodium, and potassium.
As nouns the difference between mafic and felsicis that mafic is a rock with such properties while felsic is a rock with such properties.
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