A term for minerals that are high in light elements (silica, oxygen, aluminum, sodium, and potassium). The term was coined by combining 'feldspar' and 'silica'. Felsic minerals usually have low densities (
Synonyms and Related Terms
minerais félsicos (Port.)
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- Submitted information Comment: José Delgado Rodrigues, LNEC, 2009.
- Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, at http://www.wikipedia.com Comment: Felsic (accessed March 2010)