One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(of rocks and minerals) containing or relatively rich in magnesium.
- ‘Most typical of the volcanicity is the presence of ultrabasic lavas and the highly magnesian basic lavas known as komatiites.’
- ‘Moreover, magnesian and hydrous magmas such as boninites and lamprophyres apparently find no difficulty in traversing the crust.’
- ‘Serpentine is a secondary mineral, a magnesian silicate, formed from minerals such as olivine and orthopyroxene.’
- ‘Most complaints have been about noise from Darrington Quarry East, the part of the site nearest homes, where a large hydraulic hammer is being used to break magnesian limestone rocks.’
- ‘The kind of ore that attracted iron was once called magnesian stone, because it was discovered in the part of Asia Minor near Magnesia.’
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