Specimen Details

  • Collection Names

    Industrial and Technological Museum Collection

  • Number Of Specimens

    1

  • Rock Name

    Basalt

  • Rock Class

    Igneous

  • Rock Group

    Volcanic

  • Rock Description

    Previously called "Melaphyre" which is a very old name replacing trapporphyr and originally used for amygdaloidal rocks composed of plagioclase and augite but later used for Upper Palaeozoic rocks, usually basaltic. This specimen contains white plagioclase phenocrysts and green pyroxene phyenocrysts in a very fine grained brownish-grey matrix.

  • Category

    Natural Sciences

  • Scientific Group

    Geology

  • Discipline

    Petrology

  • Type of Item

    Specimen

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