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limburgite

dark-coloureddark-coloured volcanic rock that resembles basalt but normally contains no feldspar. It is associated principally with nepheline-basalts and leucite-basalts; it also occurs with monchiquite, from which it is not easily distinguished. Limburgite may occur as flows, sills, or dikes and sometimes contains many cavities.

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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