15 7.3 Classification of Igneous Rocks – Physical Geology, First University of Saskatchewan Edition 
All about Igneous Rocks
All about Igneous Rocks
All about Igneous Rocks
[Solved] Which one of the following is a type of igneous rock? 
Which one of the following is a type of igneous rock?. – Granite is a light-colored igneous rock with grains large enough to be visible with the unaided eye.
– Granite is composed mainly of quartz and feldspar with minor amounts of mica, amphiboles, and other minerals.. – Shale is a fine-grained sedimentary rock that forms from the compaction of silt and clay-size mineral particles that we commonly call “mud”.
– There are three basic types of sedimentary rocks:. – Clastic sedimentary rocks such as breccia, conglomerate, sandstone, siltstone, and shale are formed from mechanical weathering debris.
Identify the examples of igneous rocks. 
Igneous rocks are the oldest rocks, while metamorphic are being derivative of igneous rocks and sedimentary rocks. Resistance to weathering and erosion is less to metamorphic rocks compared to igneous rocks 3
Granite is an example of which kind of igneous rock?
Igneous Rocks: Examples and Uses • Rocks at Cliffe Castle Museum • MyLearning 
This page reveals the different ways in which types of igneous rock can be used.. This is a hard igneous rock made up of clearly visible crystals of various minerals
Basalt is one of the main rocks to form the oceanic crust (the part of the Earth’s surface under the Ocean). When basaltic lava cools down it can form hexagonal columns such as seen in the Giants Causeway in Northern Ireland (see top right picture).
Pumice is formed in volcanic eruptions when gas is violently released from the still molten rock, creating a rock with thousands of tiny bubbles in it. Pumice is very light, so light in fact that it can sometimes float on water.
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Granite is the most widespread of igneous rocks, underlying much of the continental crust. Intrusive rocks form from molten material (magma) that flows and solidifies underground, where magma cools slowly
Granites usually have a coarse texture (individual minerals are visible without magnification), because the magma cools slowly underground, allowing larger crystal growth.. Granites are most easily characterized as light colored and coarse grained as a result of cooling slowly below the surface
The crystals in granite provide a variety of mixed colors — feldspar (pink or red), mica (dark brown or black), quartz (clear pink, white, or black) and amphibole (black).. Granite is high in quartz (about 25%), feldspar, and mica
[Solved] Which of the following is an igneous rock? 
– Granite is an example of Intrusive Igneous Rocks.. – Extrusive Igneous Rock: When Molten Lava reaches earth crust, it cools down rapidly becomes solid and rocks formed in this process called Extrusive Igneous Rock.
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[Solved] Which one of the following is an igneous rock? 
Which of the following is an example of Plutonic Igneous Rock?. The rock that results from solidification of molten lava from a volcano is an example of which of the following?
The majority of Earth’s crust is composed of which rock?. Molten rock below the surface of the earth is called –
Definition, Characteristics, Types, Examples & Uses 
Rocks are formed naturally when the tiny grains of different minerals get compressed due to the pressure exerted on them. The rock formation process is different for different types of rocks
In this article, let us understand igneous rocks and their formation in detail.. Igneous rocks are defined as types of rocks that are formed when molten rock (rock liquefied by intense heat and pressure) cools to a solid state.
Pyroclastic deposits are accumulations of fragmented material (e.g. ash, bombs, tuffs, and volcanic breccias) ejected during volcanic eruptions
Igneous rock 
Igneous rock (igneous from Latin igneus ‘fiery’), or magmatic rock, is one of the three main rock types, the others being sedimentary and metamorphic. Igneous rocks are formed through the cooling and solidification of magma or lava.
Typically, the melting is caused by one or more of three processes: an increase in temperature, a decrease in pressure, or a change in composition. Solidification into rock occurs either below the surface as intrusive rocks or on the surface as extrusive rocks
Igneous rocks occur in a wide range of geological settings: shields, platforms, orogens, basins, large igneous provinces, extended crust and oceanic crust.. Igneous and metamorphic rocks make up 90–95% of the top 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) of the Earth’s crust by volume. Igneous rocks form about 15% of the Earth’s current land surface.[note 1] Most of the Earth’s oceanic crust is made of igneous rock.
Igneous rock | Characteristics, Examples, Formation, & Types 
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igneous rock, any of various crystalline or glassy rocks formed by the cooling and solidification of molten earth material. Igneous rocks constitute one of the three principal classes of rocks, the others being metamorphic and sedimentary.
Earth is composed predominantly of a large mass of igneous rock with a very thin veneer of weathered material—namely, sedimentary rock. Whereas sedimentary rocks are produced by processes operating mainly at Earth’s surface by the disintegration of mostly older igneous rocks, igneous—and metamorphic—rocks are formed by internal processes that cannot be directly observed and that necessitate the use of physical-chemical arguments to deduce their origins
Igneous Rocks 
Igneous rocks are one of three main types of rocks (along with sedimentary and metamorphic), and they include both intrusive and extrusive rocks.. Devil’s Tower National Monument in Wyoming is an example of an igneous rock.
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4.1: Classification of Igneous Rocks 
Igneous rocks are classified based on texture and composition. Texture describes the physical characteristics of the minerals, such as grain size
Composition refers to the rock’s specific mineralogy and chemical composition. Cooling history is also related to changes that can occur to the composition of igneous rocks.
The slow cooling process allows crystals to grow large, giving the intrusive igneous rock a coarse-grained or phaneritic texture. The individual crystals in phaneritic texture are readily visible to the unaided eye.
– The rate of cooling of a magma or lava is reflected by the ________ of the rock.. – The temperature (at least a minimum estimate) from which the melt cooled is reflected by the _________ of the rock.
the crystals would have the same grain size throughout the flow. – According to Bowen’s reaction series, which of the following pairs of phases are likely to be incompatible?
– The fine grained (aphanatic) equivalent of a granite is a:. – The diagram above most likely represents a ___________
3 Types of Rock: Igneous, Sedimentary & Metamorphic 
Igneous rocks are formed from melted rock deep inside the Earth.. Sedimentary rocks are formed from layers of sand, silt, dead plants, and animal skeletons.
7.3 Classification of Igneous Rocks – Physical Geology, First University of Saskatchewan Edition 
Igneous rocks can be divided into four categories based on their chemical composition: felsic, intermediate, mafic, and ultramafic. The diagram of Bowen’s reaction series (Figure 7.6) shows that differences in chemical composition correspond to differences in the types of minerals within an igneous rock
Figure 7.13 is a diagram with the minerals from Bowen’s reaction series, and is used to decide which name to give an igneous rock.. To see how Figure 7.13 works, first notice the scale in percent along the vertical axis
An igneous rock can be represented as a vertical line drawn through the diagram, and the vertical scale used to break down the proportion of each mineral it contains. For example, the arrows in the mafic field of the diagram represent a rock containing 48% pyroxene and 52% plagioclase feldspar
Pictures of Intrusive and Extrusive Rock Types 
Andesite is a fine-grained, extrusive igneous rock composed mainly of plagioclase with other minerals such as hornblende, pyroxene, and biotite. The specimen shown is about two inches (five centimeters) across.
Intrusive igneous rocks crystallize below Earth’s surface, and the slow cooling that occurs there allows large crystals to form. Examples of intrusive igneous rocks are: diabase, diorite, gabbro, granite, pegmatite, and peridotite.
Some cool so quickly that they form an amorphous glass. These rocks include: andesite, basalt, dacite, obsidian, pumice, rhyolite, scoria, and tuff.
3.4 Classification of Igneous Rock – Physical Geology – 2nd Edition 
As has already been described, igneous rocks are classified into four categories: felsic, intermediate, mafic, and ultramafic, based on either their chemistry or their mineral composition. The diagram in Figure 3.4.1 can be used to help classify igneous rocks by their mineral composition
In classifying intrusive igneous rocks, the first thing to consider is the percentage of ferromagnesian silicates. In most igneous rocks the ferromagnesian silicate minerals are clearly darker than the others, but it is still quite difficult to estimate the proportions of minerals in a rock.
Intermediate rocks have between 20% and 50% ferromagnesian silicates, and mafic rocks have 50% to 100% ferromagnesian silicates. To be more specific, felsic rocks typically have biotite and/or amphibole; intermediate rocks have amphibole and, in some cases, pyroxene; and mafic rocks have pyroxene and, in some cases, olivine.