Definition of alkalic in English:


Line breaks: al|kal¦ic
Pronunciation: /alˈkalɪk


  • (Of a rock or mineral) richer in sodium and/or potassium than is usual for its type.
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    • In the northern Cordillera lower Paleozoic alkalic and potassic mafic magmatism is linked with rifting of the Selwyn Basin.
    • Within the Grenville basement these are represented by alkalic to tholeiitic mafic dykes and alkalic to peralkaline granite plutons.
    • Some ore deposits occur in alkalic ultrabasic rocks derived from the Earth's mantle.

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