Jump to content
Nugget Shooter Forums
Sign in to follow this  
jp123456

Is this rock a Rhyolite? If so would it just be called an aphanitic Rhyolite?

Recommended Posts

The rock looks like a metamorphic rock to me. So no, I would not think that would be a rhyolite.

A rhyolite is a light colored volcanic rock. A basalt is a dark colored volcanic rock. From the photos you have a metamorphic rock.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

JP,

Welcome to the forum!

It maybe after the weekend before you get many replies, there's a NuggetShooter fall outing taking place this weekend and many of those attending will get there a couple of days early, meaning that some are already out in the field for the outing and may not be back on the forum until after the weekend. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm with Bob on this one.  Just from the photos, it looks like an impure meta-quartzite to me.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×