Results for: Xenolith

In Math and Arithmetic

What do the words xenolith and xenocryst mean?

A xenolith is a foreign inclusion in an igneous rock. A xenocryst is a crystal, resembling a phenocryst, in an igneous rock that is foreign to the body of rock in which it o (MORE)
In Math and Arithmetic

What is a xenolith?

A xenolith is a piece of rock having a different origin to that ofthe igneous rock in which it is found.
In Geology

What is a xenolith and how is it made?

A xenolith is a large piece of country rock that has been broken off and/or surrounded by an igneous intrusion. As the magma intrudes the country rock it may completely surrou (MORE)
In Rocks and Minerals

How is an xenolith rock formed?

A xenolith is a large piece of country rock that has been broken off and/or surrounded by an igneous intrusion. As the magma intrudes the country rock it may completely surrou (MORE)