Plutonic rocks

Related to Plutonic rocks: Volcanic rocks, Igneous rocks
(Geol.) granite, porphyry, and some other igneous rocks, supposed to have consolidated from a melted state at a great depth from the surface. Cf. Intrusive rocks, under Intrusive.

See also: Plutonic

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
References in classic literature ?
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.
and Rajpoot, G.S.: 2010, Atlas of plutonic rocks and orthogneisses in the Bohemian Massif, part 5.
and Laurent, R., 1989, Mineral chemistry of ultramafic and mafic plutonic rocks of the Appalachian ophiolites, Quebec, Canada: Chemical Geology, v.
In southern Jordan, this structure has been subdivided into the lower Aqaba complex, comprised of a sequence of schistose and gneissic metamorphic remnants and plutonic rocks, and the overlying Araba complex, made up principally of alkaline, rhyolitic lavas and sub-volcanic intrusions.
A classification of volcanic and plutonic rocks using R1-R2 diagrams and major element analysis-its relationships and current nomenclature.
Silica-undersaturated, nepheline-bearing plutonic rocks are uncommon in the geological record and are generally attributed to small degrees of partial melting of previously metasomatized mantle in anorogenic tectonic settings (e.g., Woolley 2001; Martin et al.
This could be explained by the existence of a buttress or rigid obstacle that prevented the progression of thrusting towards the foreland (probably the plutonic rocks of Elqui superunit of the Elqui--Limari batholith).
Temperature and pressure variations in suites of Archean felsic plutonic rocks, Berens river area, northwest superior province, Ontario, Cananda.