Definition of Porphyries

1. Noun. (plural of porphyry) ¹



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Definition of Porphyries

1. porphyry [n] - See also: porphyry

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Porphyries

porpesses
porphin
porphine
porphines
porphins
porphobilinogen
porphobilinogens
porphycene
porphycenes
porphyraceous
porphyre
porphyria
porphyrias
porphyric
porphyrically
porphyries (current term)
porphyrin
porphyrinic
porphyrinogen
porphyrinogens
porphyrins
porphyrite
porphyrites
porphyritic
porphyritic rock
porphyrization
porphyrizations
porphyrize
porphyrized
porphyrizes

Literary usage of Porphyries

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1. Petrology for Students: An Introduction to the Study of Rocks Under the by Alfred Harker (1908)
"A plagioclase felspar accompanies the porphyritic orthoclase in many of the porphyries, and forms the most conspicuous phenocrysts in the ..."

2. The Mining Magazine (1855)
"In fact, the transition porphyries of the Andes of Peru and Mexico are nften found covered by trachytes, while the porphyries of some parts of Germany are ..."

3. Chemical and Geological Essays by Thomas Sterry Hunt (1875)
"... feldspar-porphyries, abound in Missouri, where they are associated with the iron-ores of Iron Mountain and Shepard Mountain. I have also found them over ..."

4. Research in China by Eliot Blackwelder, Bailey Willis, Rufus Harvey Sargent, Friedrich Hirth, Charles Doolittle Walcott (1907)
"rocks are basalts and syenite porphyries. They occur for the most part in the form of ... The rock differs from the porphyries in the vicinity of Yen-chuang ..."

5. Stones for Building and Decoration by George Perkins Merrill (1908)
"(5) FOREIGN QUARTZ porphyries. Russia. ... in the Gulf of Finland, the National Museum has received a variety of quartz porphyries. ..."

6. Stones for Building and Decoration by George Perkins Merrill (1903)
"(5) FOREIGN QUARTZ porphyries. Russia. ... in the Gulf of Finland, the National Museum has received a variety of quartz porphyries. ..."

7. Geological Observations on the Volcanic Islands and Parts of South America by Charles Darwin (1897)
"... fossils of—Great subsidence—Intrusive porphyries—Plain of Uspallata—Section of the Uspallata chain—Structure and nature of the strata—Silicified ..."

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