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 (ăp′līt′) also hap·lite (hăp′līt′)
A fine-grained, light-colored granitic rock consisting primarily of orthoclase and quartz.

[German Aplit, from Greek haplous, single; see haploid.]

ap·lit′ic (ă-plĭt′ĭk) adj.
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(ˈæplaɪt) or


(Geological Science) a light-coloured fine-grained acid igneous rock with a sugary texture, consisting of quartz and feldspars
[C19: from German Aplit, from Greek haploos simple + -ite1]
aplitic, hapˈlitic adj
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(ˈæp laɪt)

a fine-grained granite composed essentially of feldspar and quartz.
[1875–80; apl- (variant of haplo-) + -ite1]
ap•lit′ic (-ˈlɪt ɪk) adj.
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Noun1.aplite - light-colored and fine-grained granitic rock consisting chiefly of quartz and feldspars
igneous rock - rock formed by the solidification of molten magma
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Aplite, which is a fine-grained igneous rock with the same mineralogical composition as granite, also is mined frequently for its feldspar content.
Carbonatite is also spatially associated with minor syenitic, granitic, monzo-dioritic (alkaline) composition pegmatite and aplite dyke/sills.
Radisson Hospitality AB (Radisson) (STO:RADH) announced on Friday that its board of directors, upon request of the consortium led by Jin Jiang International Holdings Co Ltd, including SINO-CEE Fund, through the joint acquisition vehicle Aplite Holdings AB, resolved to apply for de-listing of the company's shares from Nasdaq Stockholm.
Silica Holdings said that the part of its Industrial and Specialty Products business focused on silica sand will increase prices for most of its non-contracted silica sand, cool roof granule, aplite and specialty products used primarily in glass, foundry, paints, coatings, elastomers, roofing, chemicals, recreation, building products and other applications.
said Thursday that its industrial and specialty products business has increased prices for the majority of its non-contracted silica sand, cool roof granule, aplite and specialty products used primarily in glass, foundry, paints, coatings, elastomers, roofing, chemical, recreation, building products and other applications.
Howie, "Lithium tourmalines from the Meldon aplite, Devonshire, England," Mineralogical Magazine, vol.
The Cenozoic magmatism is characterized by the formation of monzogranite, leucogranite, diorite, porphyritic diorite, and aplite units [84, 85].
Ore body III is distributed along structural fracture belt (F1) north to east, which belongs to ore body of iron, copper and gold under control of structural fracture belt and iron-oxide copper gold (IOCG) ore body, whose formation may be related to the intrusion of aplite and granite porphyry and activities of north-east fault.
Hodne, "Experimental study on the synthesis and characterization of aplite rock-based geopolymers," Journal of Sustainable Cement-Based Materials, vol.
These rocks comprise pink to light grey, some brownish, microgranite and aplite; pegmatites are rare and simple in composition.
In addition to the geochemical signature, widespread alteration is associated with small bodies of biotite granodiorite, quartz porphyry, and aplite are present throughout the property.
(NYSE: SLCA), a producer of industrial minerals, including sand proppants, whole grain silica, ground silica, fine ground silica, calcined kaolin clay and aplite clay, has signed a stock purchase agreement to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Cadre Services Inc., a regional sand mining company based in Voca, Texas.