Definition of pyroclastic in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˌpʌɪrə(ʊ)ˈklastɪk


  • Relating to, consisting of, or denoting fragments of rock erupted by a volcano: pyroclastic material
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    • In practice pyroclastic and volcaniclastic rocks include all the products of extrusive volcanic activity except lava flows.
    • Samples of pyroclastic rocks were examined in thin section.
    • Erosion of old lava dome complexes has resulted in deep valleys that dissect pyroclastic and volcanoclastic fans.


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  • Pyroclastic fragments: the eruption of lavas and pyroclastics
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    • Voluminous quantities of Late Ordovician to Wenlockian felsic pyroclastics and lava flows record the extensive volcanism associated with the collision and deformation.



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  • Eruption at the surface then yields initial tephrite, typically erupted as pyroclasts.
  • These fluids altered and metasomatized the previously emplaced volcanic products (lavas, pyroclasts).

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