Encrustation


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encrustation

[en·krə′stā·shən]
(engineering)
The buildup of slag or other material inside furnaces and kilns.

Encrustation

 

the phenomenon in which individual crystals or rock debris that were formed earlier are overgrown by a mineral aggregate. In encrustation the newly formed mineral is deposited in the form of granular crystalline drusoid crusts that cover fragments of brecciated ore or rock, sometimes in several layers, completely filling the cracks between the fragments. As a result, the ore (rock) assumes an encrustation texture.

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