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.


Image Dimensions: 567 x 477

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Location Taken: US