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Basalt

Scope note

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.

Term type

AAT
Material

Getty AAT term number

300011222

Broader Terms used

basic igneous rock

Narrower Terms used

pietra di paragone

Term used for

lapis basanites

Created

11yrs ago

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