Definition of calcalkaline in English:


Syllabification: cal·cal·ka·line
Pronunciation: /kalˈkalkəlin, -ˌlīn


  • (Chiefly of rocks) relatively rich in both calcium and alkali metals.
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    • The bulk of the plutonic rocks are calcalkaline in composition and range in age from Mid-Jurassic to Early Cretaceous.
    • Westward subduction of the Songpan-Ganzi oceanic lithosphere in the Late Triassic caused extensive calcalkaline volcanism and intrusion along the Yidun Terrane in the Late Triassic.
    • In the Catalonian Coastal Range Ordovician volcanic acid rocks with calcalkaline affinity probably formed by partial melting of the crust in a post-collisional setting.

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