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Bowen's reaction series
sequential, predictable, dual-branched pattern in which minerals crystallize from cooling magma
the process whereby some minerals melt at low temperatures while other minerals remain solid
light-colored rocks that have high silica content and contain quartz and the feldspars orthoclase and plagioclase
rare ultramafic rock that can contain diamonds and other minerals formed only under very high pressures
vein deposits of extremely large-grained minerals that contain rare ores such as lithium and beryllium
rock texture characterized by large, well-formed crystals surrounded by finer-grained crystals of the same material
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