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What is acidic lava?

Acid lava is molten material flowing from a volcanic vent. Acid lava is high in silicates, viscous, and doesn’t flow far. It creates a steep sided dome. Example of acid lava dome is Mt Lassen (California, USA).

What volcano is formed when the lava is acidic?

Cinder Cone volcanoes are the most common volcano. Dome volcano/acidic lava dome/silicic lava dome – Volcanic domes are rounded, steep-sided mounds built by very viscous magma. The height of these volcanoes is greater than the width of the base.

Is Granite basic or acidic?

Acidic rocks such as granite, microgranite and rhyolite are rich in silica and contain the minerals quartz, feldspar and biotite among others.

Is Basalt basic or acidic?

Fine-grained basic igneous rocks (basalts) The rocks of this group are predominantly found as extrusive lavas. Mineralogically they consist of plagioclase (An≫50) and pyroxene, with olivine also present in most.

Which type of granite is best?

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How do you classify granite?

Granite is classified according to the QAPF diagram for coarse grained plutonic rocks (granitoids) and is named according to the percentage of quartz, alkali feldspar (orthoclase, sanidine, or microcline) and plagioclase feldspar on the A-Q-P half of the diagram.

Is Basalt fast or slow cooling?

Basalt is extrusive. The magma from which it cools breaks through the crust of the earth and erupts on the surface. Because the magma comes out of the earth (and often into water) it cools very quickly, and the minerals have very little opportunity to grow.

What is basalt sand used for?

Product Overview Basalt Black Sand can be used in decorative landscaping and comes in a crushed rock form. This sand is ideal for mixing your own concrete when looking for a darker end product.