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  • noun Plural form of batholith.

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Examples

  • There are also Andean batholiths from the Paleocene and areas with metamorphic and sedimentary rock from the Precambrian and lower Paleozoic.

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  • The base rock consists principally of sediments from the Upper Jurassic seas and of Cretaceous and Tertiary volcanic deposits which make up the Andean batholiths.

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  • Its geology is complex with rock outcroppings of different types and ages including rocks of granitic, dioritic and quartz monzonitic batholiths that originated during the Mesozoic and Tertiary periods as volcanic rock and a varied sequence of sediments.

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  • Uplift may also be caused by the upward migration of magma through the crust to produce granitic batholiths.

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  • Here batholiths of granite have been intruded into

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  • The intrusive masses may take various forms, called stocks, batholiths, laccoliths, sills, sheets and dikes, definitions and illustrations of which are given in any geological textbook.

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  • At the center of the El Tesoro license in the contact zone between the metamorphic body and the igneous rock gold veins are embedded diorite rocks of the Segovias batholiths, consisting of white quartz, poor in sulfides and with free gold, which are part of the mining area known as the Vapor.

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  • The target is also interpreted to lie between two discrete granite batholiths or within the collapsed roof structure of a single larger batholith.

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  • The result may be an even longer look at the Wolf River and Puritan batholiths.

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  • You just can’t scientifically reconcile these batholiths with a 10,000-year old earth without being more than a little schizophrenic.

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