dolerite definition

  • noun:
    • Chiefly British A dark, fine-grained igneous rock; diabase.
    • A fine-grained basaltic stone
    • A dark, crystalline, igneous stone, chiefly pyroxene with labradorite.
    • Coarse-grained basalt.
    • Diabase.
    • Any dark, igneous stone composed chiefly of silicates of metal and magnesium with a few feldspar.
    • A name given by Haüy to a rock regarding the basalt family members, known as by some a basaltic greenstone, the deception implied into the title talking about the issue of identifying the stone from other varieties additionally designated as greenstone.
    • Chiefly British A dark, fine-grained igneous stone; diabase.
    • A fine-grained basaltic stone
    • A dark, crystalline, igneous stone, mainly pyroxene with labradorite.
    • Coarse-grained basalt.
    • Diabase.
    • Any dark, igneous rock composed chiefly of silicates of iron and magnesium with feldspar.
    • A name given by Haüy to a rock regarding the basalt household, known as by some a basaltic greenstone, the deception implied in the name referring to the issue of identifying the stone off their varieties in addition designated as greenstone.
    • Chiefly British A dark, fine-grained igneous rock; diabase.
    • A fine-grained basaltic rock
    • A dark, crystalline, igneous rock, mainly pyroxene with labradorite.
    • Coarse-grained basalt.
    • Diabase.
    • Any black, igneous stone composed chiefly of silicates of metal and magnesium with feldspar.
    • Chiefly British A dark, fine-grained igneous stone; diabase.
    • A fine-grained basaltic stone
    • A name provided by Haüy to a rock associated with the basalt household, called by some a basaltic greenstone, the deception implied in the title discussing the problem of distinguishing the stone off their varieties also designated as greenstone.
    • A dark, crystalline, igneous rock, chiefly pyroxene with labradorite.
    • Coarse-grained basalt.
    • Diabase.
    • Any dark, igneous rock composed chiefly of silicates of iron and magnesium with feldspar.
    • A name written by Haüy to a rock of the basalt family, known as by some a basaltic greenstone, the deception suggested in name talking about the problem of distinguishing the stone off their varieties in addition designated as greenstone.

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