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1.Igneous rocks are those that form via the process of melting and cooling If they erupt from volcanoes as lava, they are called extrusive rocksIf they cool underground but near the surface, they are called intrusive and often have visible, but tiny mineral grainsIf they cool very slowly deep underground, they are called plutonic and have large mineral grains

2.Volcanic rock or lava that characteristically is light in color, contains 69 or more percent of silica, and is rich in potassium and sodiumLowsilica rhyolite contains 69 to 74 percent silica Highsilica rhyolite contains 75 to 80 percent silica Rhyolitic lavas are viscous and tend to form thick blocky lava flows or steepsided piles of lava called lava domes

3.Rhyolite Rhyolite is an aphanitic volcanic rock with the equivalent mineralogical composition of graniteRhyolite contains less than 5% phenocrysts, or mineral grains visible without magnification The rest of the more than 95% of the rock consists of a ground mass too fine to discern without magnification

4.Uses of Rhyolite Every rock is formed under different chemical, physical and biological conditions which results in formation of a wide and distinct group of minerals and hence they find applications in

5.Rhyolite: A pink specimen of rhyolite with numerous very tiny vugs with some evidence of flow structures The specimen shown here is about two inches across Igneous rock composition chart: This chart shows that rhyolite is typically composed of orthoclase,

6.The town is named for rhyolite, an igneous rock composed of lightcolored silicates, usually buff to pink and occasionally light grayIt belongs to the same rock class, felsic, as granite but is much less common The Amargosa River, which flows through nearby Beatty, gets its name from the Spanish word for "bitter", amargoIn its course, the river takes up large amounts of salts, which give it

7.A drainage pattern in which stream channels run away from a central high point such as a volcano or dome The image show radial drainage on Cerro Culiacan, a volcano in west central Mexico The process through which a radioactive isotope spontaneously transforms into a new substance the daughter

8.Rhyolite vs Basalt Characteristics Though some rocks look identical, they have certain characteristics which distinguish them from others Characteristics of rocks include texture, appearance, color, fracture, streak, hardness etc Rhyolite vs Basalt characteristics assist us to distinguish and recognize rocks

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