- GeoRef, Copyright 2004, American Geological Institute. Reference includes data from Bibliography and Index of Geology Exclusive of North America, Geological Society of America, Boulder, CO, United States
A number of coarse-grained blocks, consisting of forsteritic olivine, chrome-diopside, calcic plagioclase, and chromite in varying proportions, were found in an ankaramitic basalt on Faial. With one exception, the blocks show remarkably little alteration. There is no evidence of zoning in any of the minerals. Indications of strain are frequent. Dark scoriaceous material is often present along intercrystal boundaries and fractures. The textures and gradations in composition suggest that these blocks were formed by crystal accumulation.