Igneous (rock)

Keyword Definition

rock formed as a result of igneous processes, for example intrusion and cooling of magma in the crust, or volcanic eruption.

Neuendorf et al 2005

Parents: Igneous material (137); Rock (225)

Children: Acidic igneous rock (2); Porphyry (200); Ultrabasic igneous rock (262); Ultramafic igneous rock (263); Basic igneous rock (27); Doleritic rock (74); Exotic composition igneous rock (83); Fine grained igneous rock (86); Fragmental igneous rock (112); Glass rich igneous rock (120); Intermediate composition igneous rock (147); Phaneritic igneous rock (189)

[Description taken from GeoSciML SimpleLithology201012.rdf]

Hierarchical classification

Sample >> Lithosphere >> Rock >> Whole >> Rock >> Igneous


Acidic (igneous rock) | Basic (igneous rock) | Doleritic | Exotic composition (rock) | Fine grained (igneous rock) | Fragmental (igneous rock) | Glass rich (igneous rock) | Intermediate composition (igneous rock) | Phaneritic (igneous rock) | Porphyry

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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