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  • a  of or relating to or containing basalt
    basaltic magma is fluid

  • Rikitake reasoned that the basaltic lava forced up through Mihara's throat is strongly magnetic when it is cold.
  • Early speculation centered on the Deccan Traps, a basaltic plateau covering much of India that was formed over a few million years roughly around the time of the impact.
  • The basaltic character of Surveyor's samples has strengthened the belief of many scientists that the floor of the Sea of Tranquillity was formed by extensive lava flow.
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    An important part of Longboat Island Chapel’s garden went missing a couple of weeks ago, and parishioners are urging its prompt return. A 2.5-foot-tall bubbling fountain waterfall statue made of basaltic rock has been a part of the Longboat Island Chapel for many years.
    Aug. 28, 2013 - The Longboat Observer

  • Steve Squyres in Xinhua
    When basalt erupts, it often does so as very fluid lava, rather than erupting explosively,said Steve Squyres, the principal investigator for the rovers' science instruments. "One way for basaltic lava to cause an explosion is for it to...
  • Walter Scott in Scotsman
    SIR Walter Scott described Fingal's Cave as "one of the most extraordinary places I ever beheld ...... composed entirely of basaltic pillars as high as the roof of a cathedral, and running deep into the rock, eternally swept by a deep and swelling...

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