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A dense, hard, dark brown-to-black volcanic igneous rock, consisting of feldspar and mafic minerals such as augite or olivine.

This term has 61 records attributed within our system.

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Broader Terms used

basic igneous rock

Narrower Terms used

pietra di paragone

Term used for

lapis basanites


12yrs ago

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