What is Andesite Rock, Wadas Village Treasure That Is Mining Target

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So what is andesite rock?

Andesite is a volcanic rock that is abundant in the Andes Mountains, the home and origin of the rock’s name. These rocks contain moderate amounts of silica and have a characteristic gray-black color. The rock, which is called the volcanic equivalent of diorite, also has fine grains called porphyritic.

Andesite is formed when the cavity left by gas bubbles in the hardened magma is filled with zeolite minerals. The content of andesite rocks consists of the minerals plagioclase feldspar, quartz, horenblendem, and biotite. Quoted from Geology Science, andesite rocks also contain one or more dark ferromagnesian minerals such as pyroxene and biotite.

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Andesite stone as described by LIPI in its official website, can be used as a building foundation and as a concrete aggregate. In addition, these stones can also be used as wall and floor tiles.

The erupting volcano became the forerunner to the birth of andesite which is usually found close to volcanic ash and tuff. No wonder the density of this material makes andesite rock an important part of building construction.

Apart from Wadas Village, andesite stones are also found on Mount Krakatau, Mount Padang Cianjur Site, and Mount Parang which is the highest andesite rock mountain in Indonesia. However, only a few areas in the world have abundant andesite content. In addition to the Andes Mountains, there is the Cordillera Mountains in North America and Central America.

Andesite rocks are also found in a number of areas that have active volcanoes, such as Mount Fuji (Japan), Popocatépetl (Mexico), to Soufrière Saint Vincent (Caribbean Islands).

Greetings Sedulur… Wadas Village, Purworejo, Central Java has become the focus of the Indonesian people, after a conflict between local residents and the police. A number of Wadas residents were arrested, and the village was surrounded by police, Tuesday (8/2/2022). The root of the conflict is said to be related to the process of measuring the construction of an andesite mine, which is a village treasure.

So what is andesite rock?

Andesite is a volcanic rock that is abundant in the Andes Mountains, the home and origin of the rock’s name. These rocks contain moderate amounts of silica and have a characteristic gray-black color. The rock, which is called the volcanic equivalent of diorite, also has fine grains called porphyritic.

Andesite is formed when the cavity left by gas bubbles in the hardened magma is filled with zeolite minerals. The content of andesite rocks consists of the minerals plagioclase feldspar, quartz, horenblendem, and biotite. Quoted from Geology Science, andesite rocks also contain one or more dark ferromagnesian minerals such as pyroxene and biotite.

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Andesite stone as described by LIPI in its official website, can be used as a building foundation and as a concrete aggregate. In addition, these stones can also be used as wall and floor tiles.

The erupting volcano became the forerunner to the birth of andesite which is usually found close to volcanic ash and tuff. No wonder the density of this material makes andesite rock an important part of building construction.

Apart from Wadas Village, andesite stones are also found on Mount Krakatau, Mount Padang Cianjur Site, and Mount Parang which is the highest andesite rock mountain in Indonesia. However, only a few areas in the world have abundant andesite content. In addition to the Andes Mountains, there is the Cordillera Mountains in North America and Central America.

Andesite rocks are also found in a number of areas that have active volcanoes, such as Mount Fuji (Japan), Popocatépetl (Mexico), to Soufrière Saint Vincent (Caribbean Islands).