List of rock textures


List of rock textures

This page is intended to be a list of rock textural and morphological terms.

A

* Adcumulate
* Agglomeritic
* Adamantine a type of lustre
* Amygdaloidal
* Anhedral
* Antitaxial veins
* Aphanitic
* Aplitic; aplite
* Augen textured gneiss
* Axiolitic texture

B

* Botryoidal
* brecciated
* Bedding fissile; bedding fissility
* Boudinage; boudins

C

* Cataclastic
* Chilled margin
* Clastic; see also breccia
* Cleaved
* Crenulated
* Cross-bedding
* Cross-stratification; also trough-cross stratification.
* Cumulate; see also Ultramafic to mafic layered intrusions

D

* Decussate
* Devitirification; devitrified
* Dendritic texture; dendrites
* Diatextite; see also schlieren and migmatite

E

* Embayed minerals; see igneous texture
* Euhedral
* Eutaxitic
* Epiclastic

F

* Fiamme
* Foliation
* Fissile; see also Bedding fissility.
* Fossiliferous

G

* Glomeroporphyritic
* Gneissose; gneissic
* Granoblastic
* Granophyric
* Granulitic
* Graphic

H

* Holocrystalline
* Hyaline texture

I

* Imbricate, imbricate

J

* Jointed

K

L

* Lepidoblastic
* Leucocratic; see also melanocratic
* Lineation, lineated
* L-tectonite

M

* Mesocumulate
* Mylonitic

N

* Nematoblastic

O

* Ocelli
* oolitic; see also limestone
* Ophitic texture
* Orbicular texture
* Orthocumulate

P

* Panidiomorphic
* Perthitic
* Phaneritic
* Phyllitic
* Pisolitic
* Porphyroclastic
* Porphyroblastic
* Porphyritic texture; see also porphyry
* Ptygmatic (folding); see migmatite

Q

* Quench textures; see obsidian, tachylyte or aphanitic

R

* Rapakivi texture

S

* Sandy
* Schistose; schistosity
* Shear; sheared; shear fabric
* Slaty; slaty cleavage
* Specular
* Spinifex texture; see also komatiite
* S-tectonite
* Stratabound
* Stratiform
* Stromatolitic
* Stylolitic
* Subhedral

T

* Tuffaceous

U

V

* Vesicular texture
* Variolitic
* Vitreous
* Vuggy

W - Z

See also

* List of minerals
* Rock microstructure
* List of rock types
* Crystallography


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