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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Le batholite de 80 kilometres de longueur suivant un axe ouest-nord-ouest chevanche et suture la faille orientde d'est en ouest des rochers Skerd, un evasement de la Faille parallele a l'orogene des Hautes terres du Sud.
L'emplacement du trou de forage a choisi a la peripherie du batholite devonien du mont South, qui abrite une mineralisation importante d'etain et d'uranium.
Again, the fault segment extends along uniform basement formations of slates and quartzites and the boundary with granitic batholites is located at the pull-apart basins (Fig.