tholeiitic
adjective see tholeiite

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  • Fundy Basin — The Fundy Basin is a sediment filled rift basin on the Atlantic coast of southeastern Canada. It contains three sub basins; the Fundy sub basin, the Minas Basin and the Chignecto Basin. [ [http://www.searchanddiscovery.net/documents/2008/08006moro… …   Wikipedia

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