PCM
Felsic rocks

DBC-1-NP

Ball clays are of sedimentary origin and consist mainly of the three minerals kaolinite, mica and quartz.
Pressed powder pellets
matrix matched
nano-particulate
ultrahomogeneous
extremely pure
binder free
Classification
Processed Material
Category
Felsic rocks
Location
United Kingdom
Matrix
Ball clay
Assigned values
Major elements, Trace elements
Field of application
Sediment geochemistry
Suitable for
Files
Product Information Sheet

Felsic rocks

Felsic rocks are characterised by a high silica content of > 69 m/m% and high concentrations of alkali metals such as sodium and potassium. Their principal mineralogy is comprised of quartz, sodium- and or potassium-rich feldspar varieties, but may also contain micas i.e. muscovite. On average the continental crust can be described as being felsic. Mafic minerals are virtually absent.