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- adj. Alternative form of feldspathic.
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- adj. See feldspathic.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Same as feldspathic.
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Kafue, and then passed over ridges of rocks of the same mica schist which we found so abundant in Golungo Alto; here they were surmounted by reddish porphyry and finely laminated felspathic grit with trap.
They contrast curiously with the hard felspathic stones and the lithographic calcaires bearing the moss-like impress of metallic dendrites; these occur in many parts near the seaboard, and we found them in Southern as well as in Northern Midian.
The same felspathic rock seen in other parts of this great basin, seems the basis of the clay, although the fragments imbedded are very hard.
The rock consisted here of the same felspathic sort characterising most of the hills of the Barwan basin; the soil sterile, bearing, in lieu of the ordinary grass, the stiff, hard leaved, glutinous TRIODIA PUNGENS.
The rock was felspathic, apparently allied to those already seen in the Balonne.
The cone we had ascended consisted of trap rock, much resembling that of Mount Aquarius; but, at its base, and on its sides, I found in large masses, the very compact felspathic rock which characterises the valley of the Darling.
A very pure alum is produced in volcanic districts by the action of sulphurous acid and oxygen on felspathic rocks, and used by the ancients for different purposes.
If the outcropping strata be a soft calcareous (limy) sandstone or soft felspathic rock, and that be also the true bottom, great care should be exercised or one is apt to sink through the bottom, which may be very loose and decomposed.
Müntz, who discovered that the bare surfaces of felspathic, calcareous, schistose, and other rocks at the summit of mountains in the Pyrenees,
It must be remembered, however, that it is only the orthoclase or potash felspars which contain large quantities of potash -- other felspathic rocks, such as oligoclase and labradorite, being comparatively poor in it.