Amphibole Group

Amphibole Group

Complex family of hydrous double-chain inosilicate minerals. Amphiboles are common in terrestrial metamorphic and igneous rocks, forming in the presence ... Read More
Condensation Temperatures of the Elements (Volatile & Refractory)

Condensation Temperatures of the Elements (Volatile & Refractory)

The primary cosmochemical classification of the elements is based on their volatility within the solar nebula. Each element's equilibrium (50%) ... Read More
Feldspar Group

Feldspar Group

Feldspars are the most abundant rock-forming silicate minerals in Earth's crust. Feldspars are also common in almost all stony meteorites ... Read More
Pyroxene Group

Pyroxene Group

Most important group of rock-forming ferromagnesian silicates whose major end members are enstatite (MgSiO3), ferrosilite (FeSiO3), and, compositionally, wollastonite (CaSiO3) ... Read More