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1 Definition
1.1 Definition
Basalt is a common extrusive igneous rock formed by the rapid cooling of basaltic lava exposed at or very near the surface of Earth
1.2 History
1.2.1 Origin
Egypt
1.2.2 Discoverer
Georgius Agricola
1.3 Etymology
From Late Latin Basaltes (variant of basanites ), very hard stone, which was imported from Ancient Greek Basanites
1.4 Class
Igneous Rocks
1.4.1 Sub-Class
Durable Rock, Medium Hardness Rock
1.5 Family
1.5.1 Group
Volcanic
1.6 Other Categories
Fine Grained Rock, Opaque Rock

Define Basalt

Basalt is one of the important type of rocks. If we have to define Basalt in general, Basalt is a common extrusive igneous rock formed by the rapid cooling of basaltic lava exposed at or very near the surface of Earth. Basalt comes under Igneous Rocks. All Igneous Rocks have similar properties and formation process. Along with Basalt Definition, know more about the History of Basalt, Etymology of Basalt in next sections.