Basaltic andesite

Basaltic andesite in the Cascade Range

Basaltic andesite is a black volcanic rock containing about 55% silica. It is distinct from basalt and andesite in having a different percentage of silica content. Minerals in basaltic andesite include olivine, augite and plagioclase.[1] Basaltic andesite can be found in volcanoes around the world, including in Central America[2] and the Andes of South America.[3]


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  3. Kay, Suzanne Mahlburg; Copeland, Peter (2006). "Early to middle Miocene backarc magmas of the Neuquén Basin: Geochemical consequences of slab shallowing and the westward drift of South America". In Kay, Suzanne Mahlburg; Ramos, Victor A. Evolution of an Andean margin: a tectonic and magmatic view from the Andes to the Neuquén Basin (35 degrees-39 degrees S lat). Geological Society of America. p. 209.

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