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ring dyke Line breaks: ring dyke

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Definition of ring dyke in English:


A dyke that is roughly circular in plan, formed by upwelling of magma in a conical or cylindrical fracture system.
Example sentences
  • The base of the cauldron appears as a circular intrusion; its sides forms a ring dyke.
  • The property, surrounded by a ring dyke erected after the flood of 1997 through the flood-proofing program has been the subject of numerous heated discussions at various levels of government.

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