Rhyolite, Flow Banded Porphyritic, Scotland (rock sample)

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Description

All our rocks are carefully selected for educational study. They come in labelled trays. The trays are normally 3″ x 2″ size depending on the rarity of the specimen. Average specimen size is shown below. These are ideal for classroom teaching and are a size that can be easily passed round the classroom for students to get a feel for each type.

Rhyolite is the most silica-rich of volcanic rocks. It is generally glassy or fine-grained in texture, but may be porphyritic, containing larger mineral crystals in an otherwise fine-grained rock. The mineral assemblage is predominantly quartz, sanidine and plagioclase. It is the extrusive equivalent to granite

Approx: 30-40mm