batholite


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batholite

[′bath·ə‚līt]
(geology)
An older massive protrusion of magma that solidifies as coarse crystalline rock in the deep horizons of the earth's crust.
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Calcite and dolomite minerals together with fluorite are reported as fracture fillings in the Rapakivi-like batholites and all of them are related to the Caledonian Deformation Front around the Baltic-Scandinavian Region.