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plutonic

(of igneous rocks) derived from magma that has cooled and solidified below the surface of the earth

plutonic

[plü′tän·ik]
(geology)
Pertaining to rocks formed at a great depth. Also known as abyssal; deep-seated; plutonian.
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The new results confirm the existence of a Middle Jurassic basaltic to rhyolitic arc magmatism, where volcanic and plutonic activity was genetically related.
Rocks of the George River and Bras d'Or metamorphic suites are everywhere separated from one another by known or inferred faults, or by plutonic units, and hence their relationship is enigmatic.
Among the polycrystalline quartz grains, a prevalence of grains with 2 to 5 crystals, as well as rock fragments showing less than 5 crystals supports an origin for the Somosaguas sediments in plutonic source areas over high grade metamorphic sources.
and Rajpoot G.S.: 2010, Atlas of plutonic rocks and orthogneisses in the Bohemian Massif--1.
This paper presents detailed field observations, mineralogical alteration assemblages, textural relationships, fluid inclusions and geochemical data on the ore bodies, and the associated dolomitic-marble host and plutonic rocks at the Qatruyeh iron ores, southwest of Iran, in order to reveal a genetic model for the deposits in the area.
A chance connection on Twitter with the London-based producer Stephen "Beanz" Rudden of Plutonic Group, himself a Eurovision veteran, having been the mastermind behind the UK 1995 entry by Love City Groove, spurned a number of collaborations between the trio before the decision was made to enter Summer Loving, co-written with and produced by Beanz.
A chance connection on twitter with the London based producer Stephen 'Beanz' Rudden of Plutonic Group, himself a Eurovision veteran having been the mastermind behind the UK 1995 entry by Love City Groove, spurned a number of collaborations between the trio before the decision was made to enter their song 'Summer Loving' co-written with and produced by Beanz.
Plutonic magma freezes in the Earth's crust and never erupts, but rather becomes a craggy granite formation like those commonly seen in Yosemite National Park.
Extrusive rocks (e.g., basalt and dacite) have much higher [rho] than those of intrusive rocks; among them, [rho] of plutonic rock is generally higher than that of hypabyssal rock (Table 2).
"I think what they are probably going to look for is homogenous granitic, or plutonic, rock where the grains are the same size."