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peraluminous

Line breaks: per|alu¦min|ous
Pronunciation: /ˌpəːrəˈluːmɪnəs
 
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Definition of peraluminous in English:

adjective

Geology
(Of an igneous rock) containing a higher proportion of aluminium than of sodium and potassium (taken together).
Example sentences
  • Although biotite is capable of this, other minerals such as muscovite, garnet and cordierite are more efficient and preferentially occur in strongly peraluminous rocks.
  • The migmatites are spatially and temporally related to poorly exposed peraluminous intrusions such as the Strichen granite.
  • In keeping with their amphibole content, almost all the samples are metaluminous to slightly peraluminous.

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