Holohyaline

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Description

A term applied to igneous rocks that have a glassy texture. Holohyaline rocks were generally cooled rapidly, which inhibits growth rate and nucleation of crystals. A few tiny crystals, called microlites, may be present.

Synonyms and Related Terms

holohialina (Port.)

Sources Checked for Data in Record

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