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11:53 Jul 5, 2008
Portuguese to English translations [PRO]
Science - Geology
Portuguese term or phrase: intrusivas
Acredita-se que os alinhamentos estruturais visíveis e seus invisíveis sub paralelos controlem a distribuição de diamantes no continete sul americano (os depósitos mais expressivos e maiores concentrações de intrusivas Kb).
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English translation:intrusive rocks
Explanation:
http://www.thefreedictionary.com/Intrusive
2. Geology Of or relating to igneous rock that is forced while molten into cracks or between other layers of rock.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Igneous_rock
Igneous rocks (etymology from Latin ignis, fire) are rocks formed by solidification of cooled magma (molten rock), with or without crystallization, either below the surface as intrusive (plutonic) rocks or on the surface as extrusive (volcanic) rocks. This magma can be derived from partial melts of pre-existing rocks in either the Earth's mantle or crust. Typically, the melting is caused by one or more of the following processes — an increase in temperature, a decrease in pressure, or a change in composition. Over 700 types of igneous rocks have been described, most of them formed beneath the surface of the Earth's crust. These have diverse properties, depending on their composition and how they were formed.
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intrusive rocks


Explanation:
http://www.thefreedictionary.com/Intrusive
2. Geology Of or relating to igneous rock that is forced while molten into cracks or between other layers of rock.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Igneous_rock
Igneous rocks (etymology from Latin ignis, fire) are rocks formed by solidification of cooled magma (molten rock), with or without crystallization, either below the surface as intrusive (plutonic) rocks or on the surface as extrusive (volcanic) rocks. This magma can be derived from partial melts of pre-existing rocks in either the Earth's mantle or crust. Typically, the melting is caused by one or more of the following processes — an increase in temperature, a decrease in pressure, or a change in composition. Over 700 types of igneous rocks have been described, most of them formed beneath the surface of the Earth's crust. These have diverse properties, depending on their composition and how they were formed.

Fabio Descalzi
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agree  kashew: !
3 mins

agree  Lucio Pereira: or just intrusive perhaps
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agree  Luiza Modesto
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agree  rhandler
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agree  Alexandra Gouveia
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