Kalsilitic and melilitic

Keyword Definition

Igneous rock containing greater than 10 percent melilite or kalsilite. Typically undersaturated, ultrapotassic (kalsilitic rocks) or calcium-rich (melilitic rocks) mafic or ultramafic rocks.

based on LeMaitre et al. 2002

See Also: coppaelite, kalsilitite, katungite, mafurite, melilitite, melilitolite, ugandite, venanzite

Parents: Exotic composition igneous rock (83)

[Description taken from GeoSciML SimpleLithology201012.rdf]

Hierarchical classification

Sample >> Lithosphere >> Rock >> Whole >> Rock >> Igneous >> Exotic composition >> Kalsilitic and melilitic



Category: Analysed material

The different kinds of sample material collected in the field have been classified hierarchically. Examples: “till”, “soil”, “vegetation”. Taken from the “Sample_Types_SHARED” database table.

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