plutonism


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plutonism

(ˈpluːtɒnɪzəm)
n
(Geological Science) geology the theory that the earth's crust was formed by volcanoes or the formation of plutons within the earth's crust
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plutonism

a poisoning caused by exposure to radioactive plutonium.
See also: Poison
the theory that all rock surfaces have solidified from magmas, some at great depths below the surface of the earth. Cf. neptunism.plutonist, n.
See also: Geology
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Abdel-Rahman AFM (2001) Peraluminous plutonism: nature and origin of the Moly May leucogranite and its Coast Plutonic Complex granitic host-rocks, northwestern British Columbia.
Bromley, "Diachronous and independent histories of plutonism and mineralization in the Cornubian Batholith, southwest England," Journal of the Geological Society, vol.
This hiatus, delineated radiometrically by the age of the youngest suprasubduction-zone related volcanism (432 [+ or -] 2 Ma) and oldest non-arc plutonism (428 [+ or -] 1 Ma) constrains the timing of the closure of the Acadian Seaway and collision of Avalonia with the Ganderian margin of composite Laurentia to the mid-Silurian.
Crystallography of 228 244 32 Early geologic studies Minerals including a reprint of Maclure's 1818 geologic map of the United States, Werner's proposed geologic history, Hutton's concept of Plutonism. Brief history of the Harmonist society, the Utopian society, and Working Men's Institute.
The result is the generation of magma, which can cool slowly deep inside a planetary crust (a process called plutonism) or be rapidly pushed out onto its surface (volcanism).
A low density was used in the Central System upper crust because of the abundance of granitic lithologies as a result of the extensive Variscan plutonism, while the density of Cenozoic sediments was averaged from Gomez-Ortiz et al.
Coeval plutonism and metamorphism in a latest Oligocene metamorphic core complex in northwest Turkey.
(2006) Granitic batholiths: from pervasive and continuous melting in the lower crust to discontinuous and spaced plutonism in the upper crust.