felsic

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Can refer to a volcanic rock with higher silica composition, or the minerals that make up those rocks, namely quartz, feldspar (both potassium feldspar and plagioclase feldspar), and muscovite mica. Felsic rocks are lighter in color and contain more minerals that are light in color, but can contain some biotite and amphibole. Primary felsic rocks are rhyolite (extrusive) and granite (intrusive).