Larvikite

VanOostrum

Utrecht, Netherlands

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Larvikite with a 90 mm macro lens.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
Larvikite is a variety of monzonite, notable for the presence of handsome, thumbnail-sized crystals of feldspar. These feldspars are known as ternary because they contain significant components of all three end-member feldspars. The feldspar has partly unmixed on the micro-scale to form a perthite, and the presence of the alternating alkali feldspar and plagioclase layers give its characteristic silver blue sheen (Schiller effect) on polished surfaces. Olivine can be present along with apatite, and locally quartz. Usually titanium rich, with titanaugite and/or titanomagnetite present.
The name originates from the town of Larvik in Norway, where this type of igneous rock is found.

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