Felsic minerals

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Description

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.