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roca dioritica

English translation: diorite rock

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Spanish term or phrase:roca dioritica
English translation:diorite rock
Entered by: Parrot
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11:52 Jan 3, 2001
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
Spanish term or phrase: roca dioritica
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They are referring to the Engine house which is "subterranea, encaverna, excavada en roca dioritica"
Jenette Holyoak
United Kingdom
Local time: 03:46
diorite rock
Explanation:
As a sculptress, I know the mineral is called diorite; however, looking for "diorítico" as an adjective, I only came across "pórfido diorítico=diorite porphyry". The adjective diorítico is listed as "diorite". See ref.
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Parrot
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Local time: 04:46
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nadiorite rock
Parrot
nadioritic rock
Helen Casas


  

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dioritic rock


Explanation:
diorite=a granular igneous rock consisting essentially of plagioclase feldspar and hornblende, adj.=dioritic (Webster's)
diorite=a plutonic igneous rock composed essentially of sodic plagioclase (usually andesine) and hornblende, biotite, or pyroxene. Small amounts of quartz and orthoclase may be present. (Dict.Mining...)
"Dioritic rock" gets 10 hits on Yahoo, all from original English documents.


    Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary
    A Dictionary of Mining, Minerals and Related Terms, Dept. of the Interior/U.S. Bureau of Mines
Helen Casas
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diorite rock


Explanation:
As a sculptress, I know the mineral is called diorite; however, looking for "diorítico" as an adjective, I only came across "pórfido diorítico=diorite porphyry". The adjective diorítico is listed as "diorite". See ref.

Parrot
Spain
Local time: 04:46
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 7645
Grading comment
Many thanks for your help!

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