roof pendant

roof pendant

[′rüf ‚pen·dənt]
(geology)
Downward projection or sag into an igneous intrusion of the country rock of the roof. Also known as pendant.
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The granite only crops out in the west, so the roof pendant structure may be large and extend to great depth within the granite batholith.
The current geological model for the Santana project area has identified that gold mineralization is related to a series of hydrothermal breccias (approximately 300-500m in diameter or greater) hosted by the copula of batholithic intrusions, porphyritic stocks and by roof pendants of their volcanic host rocks.