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Pòrfir sienític

English translation: Porphyry syenitic

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Catalan term or phrase:Pòrfir sienític
English translation:Porphyry syenitic
Entered by: ganzinblau
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10:21 Feb 13, 2009
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Science - Geology
Catalan term or phrase: Pòrfir sienític
This is from a list of rock samples on display at a museum.

I know that it's porphyry, but I haven't yet been able to find out what sienític is. Any help?

Here's some wiki:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Porphyry_(geology)
ganzinblau
Spain
Local time: 02:40
Porphyry syenitic
Explanation:
From the Free Dictionary (also in Webster):
sy·e·nite .
An igneous rock composed primarily of alkali feldspar together with other minerals, such as hornblende.
[Latin Synts (lapis), (stone) of Syene, from Syn, Syene, an ancient city of southern Egypt, from Greek Sun.
sye·nitic (-ntk) adj.


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Note added at 17 mins (2009-02-13 10:39:16 GMT)
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Suppose it should be 'Syenitic porphyry'. Indeed I also found 'Syenite prophyry'.
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Marga Demmers
Netherlands
Local time: 02:40
Grading comment
Thanks. I went with "Syenite porphyry" as it gets more google hits.

Cheers!
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Porphyry syenitic


Explanation:
From the Free Dictionary (also in Webster):
sy·e·nite .
An igneous rock composed primarily of alkali feldspar together with other minerals, such as hornblende.
[Latin Synts (lapis), (stone) of Syene, from Syn, Syene, an ancient city of southern Egypt, from Greek Sun.
sye·nitic (-ntk) adj.


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Note added at 17 mins (2009-02-13 10:39:16 GMT)
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Suppose it should be 'Syenitic porphyry'. Indeed I also found 'Syenite prophyry'.

Marga Demmers
Netherlands
Local time: 02:40
Native speaker of: Native in DutchDutch
PRO pts in category: 4
Grading comment
Thanks. I went with "Syenite porphyry" as it gets more google hits.

Cheers!
Notes to answerer
Asker: Thanks, I had just came up with Syenite porphyry, and this must be what it is.


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