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 (vâr′ē-ə-līt′, văr′-)
A basic rock whose pockmarked appearance is caused by the presence of numerous white, rounded, embedded spherules.

var′i·o·lit′ic (-lĭt′ĭk) adj.
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Gold mineralization primarily occurs within multiple quartz carbonate brecciated zones within bleached units of variolitic mafic volcanics and other parallel footwall zones.
Arndt N.T., and Fowler, A.D., 2004, Textures in komatiites and variolitic basalts, in Eriksson, P.G., Altermann, W., Nelson, D.R., Mueller, W.U.