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schlieren


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An igneous fabric consisting of streaked-out, linear, planar, or discoidal aggregates of mafic minerals more densely concentrated than in the host rock, with which they have diffused boundaries. Some schlieren may represent partly remobilized, mafic-rich xenoliths, streaked out by the flow of the enclosing magma.

Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography.


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