basalt

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  • Info Basalt is a common extrusive igneous (volcanic) rock formed from the rapid cooling of basaltic lava exposed at or very near the surface of a planet or moon. more...
  • The main construction material used in the construction of the bridge is basalt stone.
  • Basalt is one of the most common rock types in the world.
  • Its foundation was made of black basalt, a great part of which is still preserved.
  • The castle is made of basalt which usually has black color.
  • Chemical analysis of these rocks shows they were originally mid ocean ridge basalts.
  • Compared to other rocks found on Earth's surface, basalts weather relatively fast.
  • Over time, the exposed basalt has weathered from its original black to bright red.
  • If, however, the extension is spread over a very large area then these flood basalt events may not occur.
  • It is about high and was built with local basalt.
  • The remains of this violent origin can be seen in the basalt of the surrounding hills.
  • The island is mostly composed of black basalt rock.
  • The Castle is constructed of basalt stone, native to the region.
  • People had good access to local sources of stone, primarily basalt, which were often used in construction and tool-making.
  • Among the most commonly used stones in this style are basalt and limestone.
  • They are framed by versions in basalt which can only be seen from outside.
  • This new basalt forms on both sides of the ridge and moves away from it.
  • Its name comes from the black basalt columns behind it.
  • For instance, a series of basalt flows are assumed to be related to one another.
  • The area consists mainly of the igneous rock basalt, which was used as the primary building material.
  • The soil throughout is mostly red in color due to high iron content, though that of the northwest is black or brown basalt.
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Meaning of basalt

  • noun The commonest type of solidified lava; a dense dark grey fine-grained igneous rock that is composed chiefly of plagioclase feldspar and pyroxene