Batholith

A batholith (from Greek bathos, depth + lithos, rock) is a large emplacement of igneous intrusive (also called plutonic) rock that forms from cooled magma deep in the Earth`s crust. Batholiths are almost always made mostly of felsic or intermediate rock-types, such as granite, quartz monzonite, or diorite (see also granite dome). ==Formation== Al....
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batholith

A massive discordant pluton with a surface area greater than 100 square kilometers, typically having a depth of about 30 kilometers. Batholiths are generally found in elongated mountain ranges after the country rock above them has eroded.
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batholith

batholite noun large mass of intrusive igneous rock believed to have solidified deep within the earth
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Batholith

A great irregular mass of coarse-grained igneous rock with an exposed surface of more than 100 squar
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Batholith

A large body of intrusive igneous rock exposed over an area of at least 100 km2.
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Batholith

A large composite intrusion with a surface area >100 km' made up of multiple plutons of gabbroic to granitic composition.
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Batholith

a large discordant pluton with an outcropping area greater than 100 square kilometers.
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batholith

A large emplacement of igneous intrusive rock that forms from cooled magma deep in the Earth's crust.
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Batholith

A large intrusion of igneous rock, usually granite, formed deep beneath the surface so the rock cooled very slowly.
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Batholith

A large mass of igneous rock extending to great depth with its upper portion dome-like in shape. Similar, smaller masses of igneous rocks are known as bosses or plugs.
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Batholith

A large mass of subsurface intrusive igneous rock that has its origins from mantle magma.
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batholith

A large, discordant, intrusive body of igneous rock.
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Batholith

A large, domed, intrusive igneous body.
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batholith

batholith 1. A large mass of igneous rock that has melted and intruded surrounding strata at great depths. 2. The large mass of intrusive igneous rocks believed to have solidified deep within the earth.
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batholith

batholith, enormous mass of intrusive igneous rock, that is, rock made of once-molten material that has solidified below the earth's surface (see rock). Batholiths usually are granitic (see granite) in composition, have steeply inclined walls, have no visible floors, and commonly extend over areas o...
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batholith

Half Dome in Yosemite National Park – an exposed portion of the Sierra Nevada Batholith A large irregularly shaped body of intrusive igneous rock, usually covering more than 100 square kilometers (40 square miles) and extending to a great depth (up to 30 km). A batholith is usually associa...
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batholith

large body of igneous rock formed beneath the Earth`s surface by the intrusion and solidification of magma. It is commonly composed of coarse-grained ... [3 related articles]
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Batholith

Large intrusion, often with no visible floor, up to 1000kmSquared (386sq mi) in area
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batholith

large mass of intruded igneous rock
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batholith

Large, irregular, deep-seated mass of intrusive igneous rock, usually granite, with an exposed surface of more than 100 sq km/40 sq mi. The mass forms by the intrusion or upswelling of magma (molten rock) through the surrounding rock. Batholiths form the core of some large mountain ranges like the Sierra Nevada of western North America. Acc...
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batholith

[n] - large mass of intrusive igneous rock believed to have solidified deep within the earth
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