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  • noun Plural form of xenolith.

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  • The deep interior of the North American craton is known only from so-called xenoliths - rock inclusions in igneous rock - or xenocrysts such as diamonds that have been delivered to the surface from deep below by volcanoes.

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  • The deep interior of the North American craton is known only from so-called xenoliths - rock inclusions in igneous rock - or xenocrysts such as diamonds that have been delivered to the surface from deep below by volcanoes.

    PhysOrg.com - latest science and technology news stories

  • The rocks, called xenoliths, are from deep within Earth's mantle and crust, possibly more than 12 miles down.

    Dennis Zaki Blog - AlaskaReport

  • Usually a geologist can distinguish these "xenoliths" from the younger minerals around them.

    Reasons to Believe -

  • Usually a geologist can distinguish these "xenoliths" from the younger minerals around them.

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  • CO2-rich vapors trapped along with silicate melt in mixed inclusions within phenocrysts as well as ejected ultramafic xenoliths.

    Evidence for Fluid Saturation and Degassing

  • The next stop of the day was a granite outcrop that was an excellent example of erosion and xenoliths.

    Archive 2004-03-01

  • These allegedly ancient chondrite “snapshots” of the mantle are in many respects similar to modern xenoliths from deep mantle.

    Luskin vs. Science (and Scientific American) - The Panda's Thumb

  • The next stop of the day was a granite outcrop that was an excellent example of erosion and xenoliths.

    worlds in a grain of sand

  • The abstract reports the results of U-Pb, U-Th and Ar-Ar age dating of granitoid rocks found in drillcore and as xenoliths from lavas at Medicine

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