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abyssal

A romantic term equal to an ocean depth of -200 to -700 metres
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abyssal

(of organisms) inhabiting deep water below 1000 m.
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Contact metamorphic effects are locally well developed around some of the plutonic units and most evident in the pelitic rocks where a hornfelsic texture is preserved containing randomly oriented biotite, cordierite, and rare andalusite.
Figure 8b shows a similar trend from the more humid plutonic area (T1 and T2) to the more arid plutonic area (T3) (Suttner et al., 1981).
The presence of tourmaline with above minerals indicates an acidic plutonic source.
Hayley and Dan now work in collaboration with Beanz under his label Plutonic Group, writing music for use in television, film, advertising and in other media channels.
In addition, it is found that extrusive rocks (e.g., basalt and dacite) have much higher [kappa] compared to plutonic rocks; hypabyssal and pyroclastic rocks have relatively lower [kappa] (Table 2).
I love Urban Decay's purely plutonic cool gun metal polish (pounds 11 www.johnlewis.com).
The Ruby Range Batholith is a large plutonic complex which underlies the south and central portion of the claim group, locally composed of quartz diorite, tonalite and granodiorite with lesser amounts of diorite, gabbro and granite.
The announcement also names Paul Sweeney, recently retired executive officer of Plutonic Power Corporation, as a fellow advisor.
Lake Mead snakes through the mountains between Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon, straddling the state line between Arizona and Nevada, and the surrounding territory is a geological candy shop of Tertiary basin-fill sedimentary rocks and volcanic and plutonic rocks, boundaries, structural relief, strike-slip faults, lateral tectonic transport, and other features.