Simple Lithology


definition Altered basic to intermediate composition fine-grained igneous rock in which the feldspar is partially or completely composed of of albite, typically accompanied by chlorite, calcite, quartz, epidote, prehnite, and low-tempaerature hydrous crystallization products. Preservation of eruptive volcanic features is typical. more like this
meta-andesite more like this
metabasalt more like this
source Fettes and Desmon, 2007; Best, M.G., 1982, Igneous and metamorphic petrology: New York, W.H. Freeman and company, p. 398; Neuendorf et al. 2005, p. 619. more like this
broader metasomatic rock
narrower spilite
in scheme simplelithology
is primary topic of spilite