subalkaline

subalkaline

[¦səb′al·kə‚līn]
(geochemistry)
Pertaining to a soil in which the pH is 8.0 to 8.5, usually in a limestone or salt-marsh region.
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The dolerite sills that intruded Silurian shales in the Baltic Sedimentary Basin are fractionated subalkaline rocks of within-plate affinity, as is also clear from their setting in a continental basin.
Nevertheless, the presence of these minerals in subalkaline series is not an uncommon phenomenon.
Geochemistry of subalkaline and alkaline extrusives from the Kermanshah ophiolite, Zagros Suture Zone, western Iran: implications on Tethyan plate tectonics.
Also shown are the boundaries between alkaline and subalkaline rock series (after Irvine and Baragar, 1971; Miyashiro, 1978), and Hawaiian alkaline and tholeiitic rock series (after McDonald and Katsura, 1964).
Magmatic affinity of modern and ancient subalkaline volcanic rocks determined from trace-element discriminant diagrams.
1981): On curved laminae, graded layers, convection currents and dynamic cristal sorting in the Ploumanacyh (Brittany) subalkaline granite.
2]O indicate that granitic rocks from the Gollon--Callangate Batholith are calc alkaline, subalkaline and mainly have high K content.
The studied rocks, as well as those from the Ipala Graben (Carr, 1974) and Cinotepeque range (Rapprich & Hradecky, 2005), are of subalkaline character, following the Calc-alkaline trend, which corresponds to the relatively low Fe content (Fig.
Geochemically, the rapakivi granites from stocks and from the Riga batholith are subalkaline (Fig.
The closest analogue of the rock on Earth," according to one of the Phobos mission teams, "has been found to be subalkaline basalt occurring on oceanic seabeds.