Aswan Granite (igneous rock)Your model is disabled. For more details go to Edit properties3D Model
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Locality: Aswan, Egypt
Size: 11 x 6 x 2 cm
Type: Igneous intrusive (plutonic) rock
Description: Coarse-grained Biotite Granite with megacrysts of salmon K-Felspar. This is a typical example of the Granite known as ‘sienite’ from Aswan, but should not be confused with the petrologcal term Syenite (which it is not). It is found in a number of localities between Aswan and the Shellal district.
Essential minerals: quartz, potassic feldspar (orthoclase, microcline), ± plagioclase, biotite.
Accessory minerals: magnetite, ilmenite, apatite, pyrite, zircon, tourmaline, etc.
Concept & 3D-modelling by dr. Andrei Ionut APOPEI