Definition of Dacite

1. Noun. A grey volcanic rock containing plagioclase and quartz and other crystalline minerals.

Terms within: Oligoclase, Plagioclase
Generic synonyms: Volcanic Rock
Derivative terms: Dacitic



Definition of Dacite

1. Noun. (geology) An igneous, volcanic rock with a high iron content. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Dacite

1. a light gray rock [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dacite

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dabsters
dacarbazine
daccha
dace
dacelike
dacemazine
dacent
daces
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dacha
dachas
dachshund
dachshunds
dachsie
dacite (current term)
dacites
dacitic
dack
dacked
dacker
dackered
dackering
dackers
dacking
dacks
daclizumab
dacoit
dacoities
dacoits

Literary usage of Dacite

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1. Transactions of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and (1907)
"Indurated dacite, ore. y- Rich mill-rock, Florence. Indurated dacite, ore. *•• Florence ore. ... dacite-porphyry. 3<i OS. Regarded as the same rock as No. ..."

2. The Rocks of Cape Colville Peninsula, Auckland, New Zealand by William Johnson Sollas, Alexander McKay (1906)
"580, remarks, " A very beautiful dacite, green-grey groundmass with clear zonal plagioclase, black hornblende crystals, and sparse quartz grains, ..."

3. Bi-monthly Bulletin of the American Institute of Mining Engineers by American Institute of Mining Engineers (1905)
"dacite-porphyry, indurated 36. Typical sample of the country-rock carrying the ... 55, 56. Same as the last three, but east of the road. dacite-porphyry. ..."

4. The Areas of the United States, the States, and the Territories by Henry Gannett (1906)
"This mass of dacite appears to be an intrusive sheet dipping gently to the ... A larger body of dacite extends southward from Tognoni Springs and foi-ms ..."

5. Geology and Ore Deposits of the Republic Mining District by Joseph Bertram Umpleby (1910)
"dacite flow conglomerate is exposed at various places near the bottom of San ... Rhyolite, latite, dacite, andesite, basalt, etc., according to the nature ..."

6. Results of Primary Triangulation and Primary Traverse: Fiscal Year 1904-05 by Samuel Stinson Gannett (1905)
"Those recognized so far belong to the more acidic igneous rocks and include granite, dacite, porphyry, and rhyolite. As regards their distribution it may be ..."

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