Phaneritic (igneous rock)

Keyword Definition

Igneous rock in which the framework of the rock consists of individual crystals that can be discerned with the unaided eye. Bounding grain size is on the order of 32 to 100 microns. Igneous rocks with 'exotic' composition are excluded from this concept.

Neuendorf et al. 2005

Parents: Igneous rock (138)

Children: Anorthositic rock (13); Hornblendite (133); Pegmatite (187); Peridotite (188); Pyroxenite (208); Quartz rich igneous rock (218); Syenitoid (247); Aplite (18); Dioritoid (73); Foid dioritoid (99); Foid gabbroid (101); Foid syenitoid (106); Foidolite (109); Gabbroid (116); Granitoid (126)

[Description taken from GeoSciML SimpleLithology201012.rdf]

Hierarchical classification

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


Anorthositic | Aplite | Foid (dioritoid) | Foid (gabbroid) | Foid (syenitoid) | Foidolite | Gabbroid | Pegmatite | Syenitoid

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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