Specimen Details

  • Number Of Specimens

    1

  • Rock Name

    Kenyte

  • Rock Class

    Igneous

  • Rock Group

    Volcanic

  • Rock Description

    A very fine grained, almost glassy, black rock containing phenocrysts of light grey anorthoclase, blackish-green olivine and black augite. Kenyte is a variety of porphyritic phonolite or trachyte with rhomb shaped phenocrysts of anorthoclase with variable olivine and augite in a glassy matrix.

  • Category

    Natural Sciences

  • Scientific Group

    Geology

  • Discipline

    Petrology

  • Collecting Areas

    Rocks and Ores

  • Type of Item

    Specimen

Geospatial Information

  • State

    Antarctica

  • Precise Location

    Ross Island, Cape Royds