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Definition of Diabase

Diabase n. means: 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.

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Diabase n. means: 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

Diabase (n.) means: 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.

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Greenstone (n.): A name formerly applied rather loosely to certain dark-colored igneous rocks, including diorite, diabase, etc.

Viridite (n.): A greenish chloritic mineral common in certain igneous rocks, as diabase, as a result of alternation.

Variolite (n.): A kind of diorite or diabase containing imbedded whitish spherules, which give the rock a spotted appearance.

Ophite (n.): A greenish spotted porphyry, being a diabase whose pyroxene has been altered to uralite; -- first found in the Pyreness. So called from the colored spots which give it a mottled appearance.

Lath-shaped (a.): Having a slender elongated form, like a lath; -- said of the feldspar of certain igneous rocks, as diabase, as seen in microscopic sections.

Diabase (n.): 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.

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Meaning of Greenstone

Greenstone means: A name formerly applied rather loosely to certain dark-colored igneous rocks, including diorite, diabase, etc.

Meaning of Viridite

Viridite means: A greenish chloritic mineral common in certain igneous rocks, as diabase, as a result of alternation.

Meaning of Variolite

Variolite means: A kind of diorite or diabase containing imbedded whitish spherules, which give the rock a spotted appearance.

Meaning of Ophite

Ophite means: A greenish spotted porphyry, being a diabase whose pyroxene has been altered to uralite; -- first found in the Pyreness. So called from the colored spots which give it a mottled appearance.

Meaning of Lath-shaped

Lath-shaped means: Having a slender elongated form, like a lath; -- said of the feldspar of certain igneous rocks, as diabase, as seen in microscopic sections.

Meaning of Diabase

Diabase means: 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.

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