macrocryst

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

macro- +‎ cryst. First defined by Clement & Skinner in 1979 in their paper "A textural genetic classification of kimberlite rocks" published in Kimberlite Symposium II[1].

NounEdit

macrocryst (plural macrocrysts)

  1. (mineralogy) A relatively large crystal occurring in a mineral deposit, usually defined as one between 0.5 mm and 10 mm in size.

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Last modified on 19 June 2013, at 23:10