Dictionary of Geotourism

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

Porphyrite

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_1927

Porphyrite is an intermediate extrusive or hypabyssal rock with a porphyritic texture. Typical examples are dioritic porphyrite and andesitic porphyrite. A type of dioritic porphyrite associated with iron ore is present in the Wuhu area, and its discovery has promoted the formulation of the porphyrite iron ore model.

Copyright information

© Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2020