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GRAVITY SETTLING [1 record]

Record 1 1998-03-12

English

Subject field(s)
  • Mineralogy
DEF

The settling of heavy minerals and their accumulation on the floor of a magma chamber, e.g. gravity-accumulated chromite in some ultramafic rocks.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Minéralogie
DEF

[...] phénomène [qui] se produit lorsque les minéraux formés se déposent par gravité et perdent ainsi rapidement contact avec le liquide avec lequel ils ne peuvent plus échanger d'ions.

Spanish

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