Definition of Variolite. Meaning of Variolite. Synonyms of Variolite

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Definition of Variolite

Variolite
Variolite Va"ri*o*lite, n. [L. varius various + -lite: cf. F. variolite.] (Geol.) A kind of diorite or diabase containing imbedded whitish spherules, which give the rock a spotted appearance.

Meaning of Variolite from wikipedia

- Variolites are mafic, igneous, and typically volcanic rocks, e.g. tholeiite, basalt or komatiite, that contain centimeter-scale spherical or globular structures...
- crystallizations when melted and cooled rapidly on a microscopic slide. Variolites are a type of radiate fibrous growth, resembling spherulites in many respects...
- bearing gabbro Theralite – A nepheline gabbro Unakite – An altered granite Variolite – Igneous rocks which contain varioles Vogesite – A variety of lamprophyre...
- journals he described the granulite group, and dealt with pegmatites, variolites, eurites, the ophites of the Pyrenees, the extinct volcanoes of Central...
- larger than this. These co****ly spherulitic rocks p**** over into the variolites by increasing co****ness in the fibers of their spherulites, which soon...
- Geologische Skizze van der Westküste Schottlands (1871); Die Struktur der Variolite (1875); Microscopical Petrography (in Report of U.S. Geol. Exploration...
- v Guberlinskhikh Gorakh" (in "Zapiski Mineralnavo Obschestva"); "Die Variolite von Yalguba" ("Tscherm. Mineral. Mitt." vi.); "Die Mikroskopische Beschaffenheit...
- Journal of The Geological Society, February 1891, V. 47, pp. 329–342 "Variolite of The Lleyn, and ****ociated Volcanic Rocks," in The Quarterly Journal...
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