Definition of Diabase. Meaning of Diabase. Synonyms of Diabase

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Definition of Diabase

Diabase
Diabase Di"a*base, n. [F. diabase, fr. Gr. ? a crossing or passing over, fr. ?; ? + ? to go; -- so called by Brongniart, because it passes over to diorite.] (Min.) A basic, dark-colored, holocrystalline, igneous rock, consisting essentially of a triclinic feldspar and pyroxene with magnetic iron; -- often limited to rocks pretertiary in age. It includes part of what was early called greenstone.

Meaning of Diabase from wikipedia

- Diabase ( /ˈdaɪ.əbeɪs/) or dolerite or microgabbro is a mafic, holocrystalline, subvolcanic rock equivalent to volcanic basalt or plutonic gabbro. Diabase...
- University. Wherry theorized that the ringing was due to the texture of the diabase rocks and that they were supported by other rocks. He identified the boulder...
- pyroxene, amphibole, and biotite. Common mafic rocks include basalt, diabase and gabbro. Mafic rocks often also contain calcium-rich varieties of plagioclase...
- extrusive igneous rock. Types of trap rock include basalt, peridotite, diabase, and gabbro. Trapp (trap) is also used to refer to flood (plateau) basalts...
- The Diabase Hills are a mountain range in Washoe County, Nevada. "Diabase Hills". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey...
- called the Black Stone Violin, is a full-size playable violin made of black diabase after drawings by Antonio Stradivari (Stradivarius), but with technical...
- Subvolcanic rocks include diabase (also known as dolerite) and porphyry. Common examples of subvolcanic rocks are diabase, quartz-dolerite, micro-granite...
- Formationwhich is covered by the hard, protective 60 m (200 ft) thick diabase cap. The Rove Formation is part of the Animikie Group. The Rove sedimentary...
- formed where French Cr**** cuts across a series of diabase (trap rock) ****s. Erosion of the diabase ****s by the cr**** has caused huge boulders to fall...
- known as black granite. In geological terms black granite might be gabbro, diabase, basalt, diorite, norite, or anorthosite. Morales Demarco, Manuela; Oyhantçabal...
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