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 (mŏn-zō′nīt′, mŏn′zə-nīt′)
An igneous rock composed chiefly of plagioclase feldspar and orthoclase, with small amounts of other minerals.

[French, after Mount Monzoni in northeast Italy.]

mon′zo·nit′ic (mŏn′zə-nĭt′ĭk) adj.


(Geological Science) a coarse-grained plutonic igneous rock consisting of equal amounts of plagioclase and orthoclase feldspar, with ferromagnesian minerals
[C19: from German, named after Monzoni, Tyrolean mountain where it was found]
monzonitic adj
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These structures are present in the Barit monzonite pluton near the contact with Rakaposhi volcanics.
The main ore bodies occur in the fault basin at the edge of the northwestern rock body of the Tonglushan, near the contact zone of the dolomitic marble, the quartz monzonite diorite porphyry, and quartz diorite in the Lower Triassic Jialingjiang Formation, and near the different lithology and the echelon fracture of dolomitic marble.
The Dusi (Garba Tula) sapphire deposit, central Kenya--A unique Pan-African corundum-bearing monzonite.
Meantime gd intrusive bodies with Hornblende granodiorite to monzonite permeated between meta-gabbro and limestone.
Company geologists believe this block acted as a significant fluid trap in the contact zone with the quartz monzonite to the north-east.
Mineralisation began at the surface in GHD005 but exited the hole at ~100m, and entered through highly veined and strongly potassically and propylitically altered monzonite to the ESE of the pipe edge.
TREI would use monzonite sand provided by India's Indian Rare Earths Limited in its production of REEs.
The first 242 m of the hole were hosted in a typical porphyry-copper-style altered monzonite intrusion and assayed 0.
2), which forms most of the northeastern part of the mountain, and a more varied but less extensive dioritic unit that includes quartz diorite, tonalite, diorite, granodiorite, quartz monzonite, and hornblendite.