Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The name given by Rosenbusch to a rock which is related to peridotite, and consists chiefly of olivin and augite with some magnetite and apatite in a variable but largely vitreous magma. It is essentially a basalt destitute of feldspathic constituents. To specimens of this rock from Bohemia the name of magmabasalt was given by Bořicky.
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