lopolith


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lop·o·lith

 (lŏp′ə-lĭth)
n.
A large, bowl-shaped body of igneous rock intruded between layers of sedimentary rock.

[Greek lopas, flat dish, casserole + -lith.]

lopolith

(ˈlɒpəlɪθ)
n
(Geological Science) a saucer- or lens-shaped body of intrusive igneous rock, formed by the penetration of magma between the beds or layers of existing rock and subsequent subsidence beneath the intrusion. Compare laccolith
[C20: from Greek lopas dish + -lith]

lopolith

A saucer-shaped intrusion (some are huge) between rock strata.
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This famous (among geologists, at least) complex is an enormous and ancient layered intrusion of lenticular shape that is depressed in the middle--a configuration classifying it as a lopolith.
Locality: (1) The Vostok deposit, Lukkulaisvaara layered complex, northern Karelia, Russia and (2) the Chiney layered lopolith in the Kodar-Udokan horst, western Aldan Shield, Chita region, Siberia, Russia.