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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Th' ascending pile Stood fixt her stately highth, and strait the dores Op'ning thir brazen foulds discover wide Within, her ample spaces, o're the smooth And level pavement: from the arched roof Pendant by suttle Magic many a row Of Starry Lamps and blazing Cressets fed With Naphtha and ASPHALTUS yeilded light As from a sky.
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 drilling intersected a shallow dipping roof pendant of oxidized magnetite and calc-silicate skarn, up to 18.
The area is a roof pendant in the Zamora Batholith, with extensive beds of sediments, andesites and tuffs which have been exposed to extensive alteration and skarning.