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 ( Full Answer )
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 ( Full Answer )
In Volcanoes

How do xenoliths and xenocrysts reach the surface?

They usually reach Earth's surface when they are entrained (carriedalong with) within molten material from depth that is erupted ontothe earth's surface.
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 ( Full Answer )