eutaxitic


eutaxitic
eutaxitˈic adjective
Having such a structure
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  • Eutaxitic — In igneous petrology, a term applicable to the layered or banded texture in some extrusive rock bodies. The layering is often caused by the compaction and flattening of glass shards and pumice fragments …   Wikipedia

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  • Foliation (geology) — Foliation is any penetrative planar fabric present in rocks. Foliation is common to rocks affected by regional metamorphic compression typical of orogenic belts. Rocks exhibiting foliation include the typical metamorphic rock sequence of slate,… …   Wikipedia

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  • Melanosome (geology) — A melanosome in geology refers to the dark, mafic mineral bands formed in migmatite which is undergoing eutaxitic melting; probably to form granite. These form bands with leucosomes and such a texture may be described as schlieren or migmatitic.… …   Wikipedia

  • Geology of Jersey — The geology of Jersey is characterised by the Late Proterozoic Brioverian volcanics, the Cadomian Orogeny, and only small signs of later deposits from the Cambrian and Quaternary periods. The kind of rocks go from conglomerate to shale, volcanic …   Wikipedia