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magma

 [mag´mah]
1. a thick, viscous, aqueous suspension of finely divided, insoluble, inorganic material.
2. a thin, pastelike substance composed of organic material.

mag·ma

(mag'mă),
1. A soft mass left after extraction of the active principles.
2. A salve or thick paste.
[G. a soft mass or salve, fr. massō, to knead]

magma

(măg′mə)
n. pl. mag·mata (-mä′tə) or mag·mas
Pharmacology A suspension of particles in a liquid, such as milk of magnesia.

mag·mat′ic (-măt′ĭk) adj.

mag·ma

(mag'mă)
1. A soft mass left after extraction of the active principles.
2. A salve or thick paste.
[G. a soft mass or salve, fr. massō, to knead]
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'It is very important to realise that in huge and complex volcanic systems, such as the Karoo province, large amounts of magmas may be produced from several magma sources', explains Daud Jamal, professor at the Eduardo Mondlane University, in Mozambique.
Using the crystal clock method, the researchers were able to model how the composition of the spinel crystals changed over time while the magma was being stored.
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* To understand more about how to recover geothermal energy from magma, or as close to the magma as we can get.
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"This method helps us form a detailed picture of the magma history."
Volcanoes usually have a huge magma chamber beneath the surface of Earth, that contains hot molten rock.
Eduardo Laguerta, Phivolcs resident volcanologist here, said the sulfur flux possibly meant that either the magma was poorly degassing because of the clogged crater or the magma was still the old deposits of previous year's eruption, the reason why the gas emission was low.
However, the mechanisms that trigger these eruptions are elusive since the processes occurring in 'normal' volcanic systems cannot simply be scaled up to much larger magma reservoirs beneath calderas.
Magma Ceramics & Catalysts has opened the new 6,000sq metres facility between Hanoi and Noth Vietnam's main international sea port, Haiphong.It is intended to strengthen the company's capabilities in the manufacture of refractory ceramic products used in the glass, alloy and steel industries.
''Magma buoyancy'' caused by the difference in density between a super-volcano's magma - molten rock beneath the Earth's crust - and the surrounding rock can produce enough pressure to create fissures through which magma can penetrate more than 10 kilometers of crustal rock above and erupt, scientists reported in two studies recently published in the London-based journal Nature Geoscience.
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