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Felsite

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Felsite is a very fine to cryptocrystalline igneous rock that may or may not contain larger crystals, called phenocrysts, that are typical of many porphyritic igneous rocks. The mass of the rock consists of a fine-grained matrix of felsic materials, particularly quartz, sodium and potassium feldspar, and may be termed a quartz felsite or quartz porphyry if the quartz phenocrysts are present. This rock is typically of volcanic origin, and may be found in association with obsidian and rhyolite. In some cases, it is sufficiently fine-grained for use in making stone tools.

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