- Composed of mineral grains large enough to be seen by unaided eye;
also called phaneritic texture.
Source: Leet, L. Don. 1982.
Physical Geology, 6th Edition. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall
- A rock texture resulting from the aggregation of mineral grains of approx.
equal size. The term may be applied to a sedimentary or metamorphic rock,
but is esp. used to describe an equigranular, holocrystalline igneous rock
whose particles range in diameter from 0.05 to 10 mm.
See also: granitic
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