Origin of basalt
OTHER WORDS FROM basaltba·sal·tic, ba·sal·tine [buh-sawl-tin, -tahyn], /bəˈsɔl tɪn, -taɪn/, adjectivesub·ba·sal·tic, adjective
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In another similarity to Mars, the eruption involves basalt, a magma with a honeylike viscosity.Iceland’s Eruptions Reveal the Hot History of Mars|Robin George Andrews|April 6, 2021|Quanta Magazine
Beneath the basalt was a dense oceanic rock known as gabbro.Fin whales could help scientists map what lies below the seafloor|Carolyn Gramling|March 17, 2021|Science News For Students
The basalt there—a kind of volcanic rock—is famous for being the oldest on Earth, yielding up evidence for the earliest life on our planet, early plate tectonics, and now, it appears, an even more ancient era.The Ghost of Ancient Earth’s Magma Oceans Found in Greenland Rocks|Jason Dorrier|March 14, 2021|Singularity Hub
In summer, hop the seasonal shuttle from the ski town of Mammoth Lakes to visit Devils Postpile National Monument and its massive stack of perfectly geometric basalt columns, a dazzling reminder of the area’s ancient volcanic history.
Beneath that basalt lies a dense oceanic rock known as gabbro.Fin whale songs can reveal hidden features of the ocean floor|Carolyn Gramling|February 11, 2021|Science News
Somewhere in the basalt hills a lion roared, the sound carrying through the night until another responded.Borana Joins the Fight to Save Kenya’s Rhinos…and Wants You to Help Too|Joanna Eede|February 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Here there are many craters and much basalt, or even lava; also hot springs.
The whole is built of basalt with yellow marble columns, and yellow marble bands here and there.The Cradle of Mankind|W.A. Wigram
They had also said something about pot holes like shafts in the basalt.
Then she rose up and passing amongst them as a friend amongst friends came towards the caves in the basalt cliffs.
There was no getting round that drop, it was a basalt step that circled the whole Lizard Point on its seaward side.
British Dictionary definitions for basalt
Derived forms of basaltbasaltic, adjective
Word Origin for basalt
Scientific definitions for basalt
Cultural definitions for basalt
A hard, dense igneous rock that makes up much of the material in tectonic plates. The part of the Earth's crust beneath the oceans consists mainly of basalt whereas continental crust consists mainly of less dense rocks, such as granite. (See plate tectonics.)