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An igneous intrusion.
A body of rock formed by metasomatic replacement.



the term used to signify deep-seated igneous bodies. Plutons form when magma from the lower part of the crust or from the mantle cools in the upper layers of the earth’s crust. Their various shapes are determined by the structure of the enclosing rock. Based on dimensions, shape, and bedding in the earth’s crust, the following types of plutons are distinguished: batholiths, laccoliths, lopoliths, phacoliths, dikes, and sills.

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The close petrochemical similarity between quartz monzodiorite/monzogranite unit of the Landry Brook pluton, all units of the Dickie Brook pluton, and the quartz monzodiorite/monzogranite of the Charlo plutonic suite suggest that they share a common, or at least similar, mantle source, and a similar petrogenetic history.
Under the terms of the agreement, Pluton will assume full responsibility for the environmental rehabilitation of Cockatoo Island.
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Two areas(NW and NE of the Stock) were selected for systematic rock sampling along 2 km sections, starting at the pluton contact.
One profile, designated CEL09, again traversed the Central Bohemian Pluton.