Whereas cementation, the other process of converted rocks, happens when the smaller, sand-sized, and possibly bigger, from a cement between the clasts during compaction.

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Impurities in minerals can change the color of a mineral, therefore we cannot rely solely on the color of the mineral.

We must instead include other identifying properties such as luster and hardness.

One main difference between granitic and basaltic igneous rocks is the composition.

Basaltic rocks are formed from mafic magma (which is rich in olivine, pyroxene and calcium-rich plagioclase), whereas granitic rocks are formed from felsic magma (which is rich in quartz, orthoclase and biotite).

A second major difference between these two forms of igneous rocks is the location in which they form.