Dictionary of Geotourism

2020 Edition
| Editors: Anze Chen, Young Ng, Erkuang Zhang, Mingzhong Tian

Lamprophyre

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_1321

A lamprophyre is basic dyke rock that is rich in dark minerals. It usually has a porphyritic structure, and biotite and hornblende are the common dark minerals, followed by pyroxene and olivine. A euhedral structure is common. The light-coloured mineral is usually feldspar.

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