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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.)
Resources and Citations
- José Delgado Rodrigues, LNEC, Submitted information, 2009.
- Wikipedia at http://www.wikipedia.com Comment: Felsic (accessed March 2010)