Also called monzonitic granite or quartz monzonite, this rock is characterized by equivalent amounts of orthoclase and plagioclase
(oligoclase) and a usual richness in biotite. Monzogranite ensures the transition between granite
in the strict sense and granodiorite
: its Ca, Fe and Mg contents are therefore intermediate between these rocks.
Monzogranites, together with granites and granodiorites, form the great family of granitoids