Dolerite?

Answer

Dolerite is an intrusive rock which is eruptive from volcanoes, that are plutonic. It is used in monumental, masonry, paving slabs, and aggregate for roadstone. It is very common in Central Scotland.
1 Additional Answer
Ask.com Answer for: dolerite
dol·er·ite
[dol-uh-rahyt]
NOUN [PETROLOGY]
1.
a coarse-grained variety of basalt.
2.
any of various other igneous rocks, as diabase.
3.
any basaltlike igneous rock whose composition can be determined only by microscopic examination.
Source: Dictionary.com
Q&A Related to "Dolerite?"
Dolerite is a heavy rock it is used for road stones.
http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_are_the_uses_of_Dol...
[Ma] A distinctive blue/grey igneous rock with white spots that outcrops in the Prescelly Hills of Pembrokeshire. It was used for making axe-hammers and battle-axes in the late Neolithic
http://www.answers.com/topic/spotted-dolerite
Dolerite is a "medium-grained basic hypabyssal (near surface) igneous rock, mineralogically and chemically the same as gabbro and basalt" In modern usage there is no term
http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=201204...
Dear Kingsley You can refer petrology book for details.Yiu will also refer petrography book for detailed mineal composition.You can also refer theoretical petrology for details. You
http://en.allexperts.com/q/Geology-1359/mineral-co...
Explore this Topic
Doleritic refers to that which is of any basalt-like igneous rock whose composition can be determined only by microscopic examination. You may also use this term ...
Dolerite is a type of igneous rock. It is formed underneath basaltic volcanos. It is the product of magma that cools quickly when it rises into weak areas and ...
Dolerite also known as diabase is a dark, grained igneous rock. It has a fine texture and is normally located in smaller relatively shallow intrusive bodies, for ...
About -  Privacy -  AskEraser  -  Careers -  Ask Blog -  Mobile -  Help -  Feedback © 2014 Ask.com