plutonic rock


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plutonic rock

Igneous rock from deep below the Earth’s surface.
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Noun1.plutonic rock - large mass of intrusive igneous rock believed to have solidified deep within the earth
granite - plutonic igneous rock having visibly crystalline texture; generally composed of feldspar and mica and quartz
igneous rock - rock formed by the solidification of molten magma
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Toward noon, the doctor, for the purpose of burying the body, decided to descend into a ravine, in the midst of some plutonic rocks of primitive formation.
For a case study we choose a compressive test of an igneous plutonic rock.
The presence of metamorphic plutonic rock and sedimentary rock fragments indicate the mix provenance.
A new gold prospect at the north end of the claims yielded rock assays from 114 to 325 ppm over a distance of 1,700 feet along intensely altered and oxidized plutonic rock.
WR] values of-60 and -56[per thousand], whereas values are lower for other plutonic rock types (-78 to -61[per thousand]).
Plutonic rock geochemical and isotopic evidence for a transition from arc (ca.
Content of uranium was found to be less than 20% of allowable thresholds with no more impact on the environment than the surrounding plutonic rock.
Individual plutons are difficult to define because of the tectonic dismemberment of the Bass River block, but three principal plutonic rock types are distinguished: the Frog Lake gabbro/diorite unit, the Debert River granodiorite unit and the McCallum Settlement granite unit (Pe-Piper et al.
Plutonic rocks in this area include the Bell Lakes Suite, consisting of three mappable plutons of granodiorite and granite, the Goose Cove Brook Granodiorite, Timber Lake Dioritic Suite, and Indian Brook Granodiorite, all of which are considered as part of the 565-555 Ma calc-alkaline plutonic rocks associated with a continental margin subduction zone (Raeside and Barr 1992).
km, is located approximately 50 km northeast of Imperial Metals' Red Chris mine and is underlain by similar Triassic and Jurassic volcanic and plutonic rocks.
The hydrogeochemistry of fractured plutonic rocks in the Canadian Shield.