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May 18, 2011

Geology Word of the Week: X is for Xenolith

Mafic xenolith, Ontario, Canada, 2002. Photo Credit: Ron Schott. Note: Sorry for the re-post. This post was lost and then mangled somewhat in the blogger mishap last week. I managed to correct the post, but I had to re-post it under a new day and time.    def. Xenolith:A foreign rock inclusion, usually in an igeneous rock. Xenolith literally means “foreign rock” coming from “xenos” (foreign) and “lithos” (stone) in Ancient …


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