Dictionary of Geotourism

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

Aplite

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_76

Aplite is a light-coloured rock in dykes that does not contain dark minerals. It is mainly composed of fine granular quartz and alkali feldspar. It often occurs in fissures in intrusive country rocks.

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