How Are Igneous Rocks Classified?


Igneous rocks are classified according to the mode of occurrence, texture, minerals it contains, chemical composition and the shape of its body.
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Igneous rocks have three different classifications: color or texture of the rock; modal classifications, such as granite, basalt and diorite; and suite chemistry, which includes silica
Igneous rocks are generally classified first on the basis of their formation (and therefore their texture) as intrusive or extrusive. Intrusive rocks are solidified from magma under
Igneous rocks are classified according to their mineral
1. Confirm that you are looking at an igneous rock. Sedimentary rocks have layers. Metamorphic rocks have well-organized crystals or crystals of equal size. Igneous rocks can have
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