Browse Items (32 total)

  • Collection: (SFM) Igneous Suite -- St. Francois Mountains, Southeastern Missouri

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Hand Sample: Porphyritic diabase with light crystals in a dark-grey-to-black groundmass. Plagioclase 45%, Pyroxene 45%, Hornblende 5%, Olivine and Biotite 5%

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Hand Sample: Aphanitic brown-black basalt with microcrystalline inclusions of quartz and alkali feldspar. Weathers to yellow orange. Part of a dike cross cutting granite at the Cornwall Quarry.

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Hand Sample: Holocrystalline, coarse-grained, phaneritic granite with dominant alkali feldspar crystals, as well as quartz and plagioclase feldspar. Veins or pockets of dark brown-black material dispersed intermittently.

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Hand Sample: Holocrystalline fine-to-medium-grained phaneritic rhyolite with quartz, biotite, and plagioclase crystals generally no larger than 2mm. Weathers to brownish-orange.

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Hand Sample: Hypocrystalline, porphyritic, diabase with subhedral plagioclase and alkali feldspar (weathered to green) crystals approximately 1cm in length. Matrix is brown-black color. Weathered to white. Intensive weathering on one side to light…

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Hand Sample: Holocrystalline, phaneritic, fine-to-medium-grained quartz monzonite. Mineralogy includes large plagioclase laths up to 8mm in length, quartz, alkali feldspar, biotite. Very large crystals of a dark material up to 3cm in length.…

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Hand Sample: Holocrystalline, phaneritic, medium-grained granite composed predominantly of smaller alkali feldspar crystals with larger crystals of smoky quartz, biotite, and plagioclase feldspar

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Hand Sample: Holocrystalline phaneritic, porphyritic and granophyrite rich in alkali feldspar. Larger crystals or pockets of biotite and quartz also present. Rock is weathered to orange brown. Contact on one side with dark black-brown quartz-rich…

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Hand Sample: Holocrystalline, phaneritic, medium-grained granitoid with an abundance of alkali feldspar. Other minerals include quartz and biotite. Some chemical weathering has produced a white coating.

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Hand Sample: Holocrystalline, phaneritic, porphyritic, diorite with quratz crystals up to 3mm in diameter set in a field of smaller light gray, and dark gray crystals. Some small oxidized pyrite crystals. Very weathered on two sides to orange yellow…

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Hand Sample: Holocystalline, phaneritic, medim-grained granitoid with subhedral grains of smoky quartz, plagioclase feldspar, potassium feldspar, and biotite. Weathering to red-yellow on some surfaces.

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OCR PDF of supplemental information for the St. Francois Mountains collection.