eurite definition

  • noun:
    • a tight feldspathic rock; felsite.
    • a tight feldspathic stone; felsite. See felsite.
    • A name given in 1819 by D'Aubuisson to a rock explained by him as being a fine-grained, homogeneous granite, consisting mainly of feldspar (others ingredients becoming intimately mingled using the feldspar, just as if fused with-it), having a hardness only a little less than that of quartz, and being partly fusible ahead of the blowpipe.
    • a concise feldspathic rock; felsite.
    • A compact feldspathic rock; felsite. See felsite.
    • A name provided in 1819 by D'Aubuisson to a rock explained by him as being a fine-grained, homogeneous granite, consisting mainly of feldspar (one other components becoming intimately mingled because of the feldspar, as though fused along with it), having a hardness some under that of quartz, and being partially fusible prior to the blowpipe.

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