idiomorphic


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idiomorphic

(ˌɪdɪəʊˈmɔːfɪk)
adj
(Minerals) (of minerals) occurring naturally in the form of well-developed crystals
ˌidioˈmorphically adv
ˌidioˈmorphism n
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The Mn-Fe carbonate during this stage recrystallized to different degree (Figures 4(f), 4(g) and 4(i)-4(k)), some even formed the druse containing the idiomorphic columnar quartz, needle-like boulangerite, or valentinite (Figure 4(j)).
Dominant xenomorphic to idiomorphic dark gray crystals--dolomite, subordinate light gray xenomorphics--calcite, dark interstitial--fine-grained mass containing clay minerals, silica, organic matter and carbonates are present.
The ores mainly comprise cataclastic, idiomorphic or hypidiomorphic granular, and gric textures.
The plagioclase phenocrysts (bytownite, [An.sub.75]) are idiomorphic, slightly zoned of 3-4 mm length, comprising around 3% of the rock volume.
These rocks are medium- to coarse-grained equigranular to inequigranular anhedral to euhedral with xenomorphic to idiomorphic granular texture.
Contextualizing the roles of members of these groups in popular entertainment as a historically resilient continuum between premodern agrarian communities and modern metropolises, Roussou raises the possibilities of dialects reaching into the familiar and idiomorphic precincts of the popular psyche, re-articulating in turn, the demotic culture of contemporary urban life (2006, p.
Olivine occurs as early formed rounded grains or as idiomorphic phenocrysts.
Samples collected from the Garnet Hill locality contain idiomorphic garnet porphyroblasts up to two centimeters in diameter that have grown in a fine-grained phyllitic matrix.
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