How Is Basalt Formed?

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Basalt is formed when melted lava released during volcanic eruptions cools and hardens. Basalt has a plain, gray, non-glassy appearance.
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Basalt is formation of volcanic rock. The color of the basalt is grey and black with a grainy texture. The properties of the rock are composed of plagioclase, proxene and olivine.
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Basalt magma is formed by the decompressive melting of the earth's mantle, which is then released by volcanoes in the form of lava. It is found not only on earth, but o other planets
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They are both formed by the crystallisation of magma. Basalt is formed when basic (i.e. high iron and magnesium, low silica) magma freezes above ground as a lava flow, resulting in
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Vesicular basalts are essentially intermediate lithology between basalts and
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Pillow basalt is a volcanic igneous rock that forms when lava of basaltic compositionis erupted underwater. The rapid cooling of the lava by cold water on all sides forms the pillow-shaped
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Basalt is formed when melted lava released during volcanic eruptions cools and hardens. Basalt has a plain, gray, non-glassy appearance. ...
The igneous rock known as basalt forms from rapidly cooling magma. Basalt is most frequently found on earth in the ocean floor. Above sea level, basalt is most ...
Vesicular Basalt is formed of mixed minerals. It is basically just basalt that contains vesicles or small pockets. Vesicular Basalt is slowly mixed deep within ...
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