The term dolerite originally applied to dark, fine-grain basalts. Now dolerite is used synonymously with diabase.
Synonyms and Related Terms
diabase; dolerito (Port.); dolerit (Deut.)
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- Ancient Egyptian Materials and Technologies, Paul Nicholson, Ian Shaw (eds.), Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2000 Comment: B.Aston, J.Harrell, I.Shaw, "Stone"