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PREFERRED TERM
03host rock
TYPE
  • rdfs:Resource

DEFINITION
  • A body of rock serving as a host for other rocks or for mineral deposits; e.g. a pluton containing xenoliths, or any rock in which ore deposits occur. It is a somewhat more specific term than country rock.

SOURCE
  • Glossary of Geology. 5th Edition, AGI - online

URI
http://resource.geosciml.org/classifier/cgi/earth-resource-material-role/host-rock
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