Xenolith in granitic intrusion

Xenolith in granitic intrusion

Detailed Description

 

A basalt xenolith imbedded in granodiorite in the Lost Palms Oasis area. The basalt xenolith is probably a piece of the roof rock that the igneous pluton migrated upward into as it formed in Mesozoic time. Basalt xenoliths are common in granitic intrusions throughout the park.

Details

Image Dimensions: 567 x 477

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Location Taken: US