How to use Diabase in a sentence

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  • Here prevailing granite and diabase give rise to a complicated mountain system through which the rivers cleave their way in a curved and irregular course.

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  • Slates, schists, quartzites and limestones form the greater part of the hills, but the Brocken and Victorshohe are masses of intrusive granite, and diabases and diabase tuffs are interstratified with the sedimentary deposits.

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  • There occur also quartz-porphyry (Sierra Morena, Pyrenees, &c), diorite, porphyrite, diabase (well developed in the north of Andalusia, where it plays a great part in the structure of the Sierra Morena), ophite (Pyrenees, Cadiz), serpentine (forming an enormous mass in the Serrania de Ronda), trachyte, liparite, andesite, basalt.

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  • Along Hudson Bay shore there is a strip of similar rocks, and a long row of small islands of the same age, with great sheets of trap or diabase forming the tops of the hills.

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  • All the volcanic rocks of these islands are submarine stratified tuffs which are penetrated here and there by andesite or diabase dikes.

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  • These are modified forms of basic rocks such as basalt, dolerite and diabase.

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  • The Pretoria Series, formerly known as the Gatsrand series, consists of repeated alternations of flagstones and quartzites, shales and sheets of diabase.

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  • The basis of the islands consist of granite, syenite, diorite, diabase and related kinds of rock, porphyry appearing comparatively seldonr.

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  • Near Haco's Ness in Shapinsay there is a small exposure of amygdaloidal diabase which is of course older than that in Hoy.

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  • They are accompanied by intrusions of diabase and gabbro, and they are sometimes folded, sometimes but little disturbed.

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  • At Inverell in New South Wales a diamond (1906) has been found embedded in a hornblende diabase which is described as a dyke intersecting the granite.

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  • Curacao consists of eruptive rocks, chiefly diorite and diabase, and is surrounded by coral reefs.

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  • The most conspicuous member of the Mesozoic group is the sheet of diabase and dolerite, made up of laccolites and sills, which covers most of the central plateau of Tasmania.

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  • Throughout the entire area are seams of diabase, with large slabs of diabase in some areas overlying ancient sandstone.

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  • This consists largely of rocks of igneous origin, of which the amygdaloidal diabase of Klipriversberg forms the type.

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  • The cobalt silver ores are found mainly in Huronian conglomerate, but also in older Keewatin rocks and younger diabase, and the silverbearing region, which at first included only a few square miles, is found to extend 25 m.

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  • The oldest rocks exposed are gneiss, talc-schist and serpentine, with intrusive masses of gabbro and diabase.

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  • The great igneous masses of Troodos, &c., consisting of diabase, basalt and serpentine, are of later date.

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  • South of Lake Vener they are capped by thick beds of eruptive diabase (called trapp).

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