Essential minerals

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Description

Those minerals existing in a rock that are used for its classification in main petrographic families or classes; see quartz, alkali feldspar, plagioclase, feldspathoid.

Synonyms and Related Terms

main minerals; minerais essenciais (Port.)

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Submitted information Comment: José Delgado Rodrigues, LNEC, 2009.

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