Definition of Dolerites

1. Noun. (plural of dolerite) ¹



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Definition of Dolerites

1. dolerite [n] - See also: dolerite

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dolerites

doled
doled out
doleful
dolefuler
dolefulest
dolefull
dolefuller
dolefullest
dolefully
dolefulness
dolefulnesses
dolemite
dolent
dolente
dolerite
dolerites (current term)
doleritic
dolerophanite
doles
dolesome
dolia
dolich-
dolicho-
dolichocephalic
dolichocephalism
dolichocephalous
dolichocephaly
dolichocolon
dolichocranial
dolichocranic

Literary usage of Dolerites

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1. Geology by Thomas Chrowder Chamberlin, Rollin D. Salisbury (1904)
"The ancient dolerites have usually undergone internal changes and such rocks are often called diabases. While the use of the term has not been uniform, ..."

2. Petrology for Students: An Introduction to the Study of Rocks Under the by Alfred Harker (1908)
"dolerites. THE larger intrusive bodies of hypabyssal ... The dolerites occur as large dykes, sills, ..."

3. Bulletin by Geological Survey of Western Australia (1917)
"Generally speaking the basic volcanic rocks are composed of massive dolerites and fine-grained gabbros, or massive to schistose amphibolites, according as ..."

4. The Ancient Volcanoes of Great Britain by Archibald Geikie (1897)
"CHAPTER XXXVI THE PLATEAUX Nature and Arrangement of the Rocks: 1. LAVAS. — Basalts, dolerites ... dolerites ..."

5. Sessional Papers by Ontario Legislative Assembly (1904)
"Classes of Ro:ks The rocks may be classed as dolerites, syenites, diorites, porphyries, ... dolerites The dolerites, as the term is here used, are medium or ..."

6. British Petrography: With Special Reference to the Igneous Rocks by Jethro Justinian Harms Teall (1888)
"The dolerites usually form intrusive sheets or dykes and the basalts, lava-flows. ... In some cases the felspar precedes the augite (ophitic dolerites), ..."

7. Geology (field Geology: Petrography) by Hartley Travers Ferrar, George Thurland Prior (1907)
"THE dolerites, intrusive in the Beacon sandstone and the granite, are remarkably uniform in appearance and in microscopic characters, ..."

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