An igneous volcanic rock that contains quartz and plagioclase feldspar. Dacite has a crystalline texture and can contain numerous types of inclusions. Dacite deposits have been found in Romania, Greece, Spain (Almeria), Scotland (Argyll), New Zealand, the Andes, and the U.S. (Nevada).
Synonyms and Related Terms
Dazit (Deut.); dacite (Fr.); dacito (Port.)
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