[ dā′sīt′ ]
A fine-grained light gray volcanic rock consisting primarily of quartz, plagioclase feldspar, and potassium feldspar, and also containing biotite, hornblende, or pyroxene. It is the fine-grained equivalent of granodiorite.
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Example sentences from the Web for dacite
Dacite is the lava of Krakatoa and some of the volcanoes of Japan.Volcanoes: Past and Present|Edward Hull
I wonder if they are visible from the dacite elevation on which SHE lives.Of All Things|Robert C. Benchley
The lavas and ashes ejected by these volcanoes consist of liparite, dacite, andesite and basalt.