Dolerite

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MFA Acc. #: 28.1443

Description

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"