Basalt with pyroxenes (igneous rock)Your model is disabled. For more details go to Edit properties3D Model
Locality: Massif Central, France
Size: 11 x 9.3 x 2.5 cm
Type: Igneous extrusive (volcanic) rock
Description: Basalt is a fine-grained volcanic rock consisting predominantly of plagioclase (P), pyroxene, ± opaque minerals (magnetite, ilmenite). In terms of texture, basalts are usually hypocrystalline, aphanitic, and commonly porphyric.
Essential minerals: plagioclase, mafic minerals (like pyroxenes, hornblende and/or biotite)
Non-essential minerals: hornblende, biotite and/or pyroxenes
Concept & 3D-modelling by Andrei Ionut APOPEI