Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to basalt; formed of or containing basalt; of the nature of or resembling basalt: as, basaltic lava.
- adj. Of or pertaining to basalt.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Pertaining to basalt; formed of, or containing, basalt; as
- adj. of or relating to or containing basalt
“In this he found a group of green lights burning upon a kind of basaltic altar, and a bell-rope from a belfry overhead hanging down into the centre of the place.”
“The chain of granite mountains continued to our right, parallel with the road, which was overspread with silex, and farther on we met with a kind of basaltic tufa, forming low hills covered with sand.”
“Vertical tree trunks preserved in rock strata are evidence of continental type volcanos (as opposed to basaltic oceanic crustal volcanos).”
“Scientists are also baffled by the fact that this particular type of basaltic lava is only known to exist in Iceland.”
“In these most ancient parts of Mars, we have found that running liquid water altered the original mineral structures in some of the basaltic, olivine-bearing rocks into carbonate-bearing rocks.”
“The chemical engineering community sees absolutely no problem with producing metals and oxygen from lunar basaltic feedstock.”
“There is strong geological evidence that the only "dry land" prior to the early Archean was scattered basaltic islands (sitting over mantle plume "hot spots") similar to the Hawaiian islands.”
“Finally, we could navigate no further, the river almost dry, and we had to abort the trip, and trek across burning basaltic fields to the road.”
“Flat areas with alluvial soils are under banana cultivation, while the less fertile hilly basaltic soils have more recently been logged and converted to cattle pasture.”
“Isotopic and chemical evidence concerningthe genesis and contamination of basaltic and rhyolitic magma beneath the Yellowstone Plateau volcanic field: Journal of Petrology, v. 32, p. 63-138.”
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