Basanite
Basanite Bas"a*nite, n. [L. basanites lapis, Gr. ba`sanos the touchstone: cf. F. basanite.] (Min.) Lydian stone, or black jasper, a variety of siliceous or flinty slate, of a grayish or bluish black color. It is employed to test the purity of gold, the amount of alloy being indicated by the color left on the stone when rubbed by the metal. [1913 Webster] ||

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  • Basanite — (pronEng|ˈbæsənaɪt) is an igneous, volcanic (extrusive) rock with aphanitic to porphyritic texture. The mineral assembly is usually abundant feldspathoids (nepheline or leucite), plagioclase, and augite, together with olivine and lesser iron… …   Wikipedia

  • basanite — ● basanite nom féminin Basalte alcalin à fort déficit de silice, formé de plagioclase, d augite, d olivine et d un feldspathoïde …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Basanite — Basalte Structure géométrique typique des orgues basaltiques (Près du fleuve Skjálfandafljót, Islande) …   Wikipédia en Français

  • basanite — /bas euh nuyt , baz /, n. Petrog. a basaltic rock composed chiefly of plagioclase, olivine, and augite. [1745 55; < L basanites; see BASALT] * * * ▪ rock       extrusive igneous rock that contains calcium rich plagioclase feldspar (usually… …   Universalium

  • basanite — noun A basaltic extrusive rock, similar to chert Syn: lydite …   Wiktionary

  • basanite — bas·a·nite …   English syllables

  • basanite — ˈbasəˌnīt, azə noun ( s) Etymology: Latin basanites more at basalt 1. : touchstone 1 2. : an extrusive igneous rock composed of plagioclase, augite, olivine …   Useful english dictionary

  • Basanite — noun see touchstone I …   Useful english dictionary

  • Basaltes — Basalte Structure géométrique typique des orgues basaltiques (Près du fleuve Skjálfandafljót, Islande) …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Basaltique — Basalte Structure géométrique typique des orgues basaltiques (Près du fleuve Skjálfandafljót, Islande) …   Wikipédia en Français

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