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  1. Of, pertaining to, or containing gabbro
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Hornblende is found in some of the summit samples, as are small gabbroic, plagioclase-magnetite, and ultramafic xenoliths that may represent disaggregated cumulates.
The target is entirely overburden covered and four widely spaced drill holes put down in the anomaly intersected layered gabbroic to anorthositic gabbroic rocks.
Of far less importance are occurrences in gneisses and amphibolites, in small plutons derived from syenitic and gabbroic magmas, and in certain contact-metamorphic rocks.
Leg 118 recovered 500 meters of gabbroic rocks that formed in a magma chamber beneath the very slow-spreading Southwest Indian Ridge.
This magmatism is typically of gabbroic to granitic composition and also shows evidence of mixed sedimentary and mantle-like sources.
The drilling has intersected packages of both cumulate and intrusive style magnetite-ilmenite mineralisation intercalated with gabbroic and anorthositic country rock.

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