Dictionary of Geotourism

2020 Edition
| Editors: Anze Chen, Young Ng, Erkuang Zhang, Mingzhong Tian

Perlite

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_1862

Perlite is made up of acidic volcanic glass with abundant pearl-shaped cracks. It often contains small amounts of quartz or feldspar phenocrysts. Perlite contains 2–6% H2O+. Fluolite, which is very similar to perlite, contains more than 6% H2O+.

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