What are intrusive igneous rock bodies called?


What are intrusive igneous rock bodies called?

An Underground Formation:

Intrusive igneous rock is one of two types of igneous rock, formed from the very slow cooling of underground molten rock. When the molten rock, or magma, is trapped beneath the surface of the earth, it gradually cools and solidifies into a body of rock. Granite is an example of intrusive igneous rock.

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Intrusive igneous rock bodies are called plutons, giving this type of rock the alternative name plutonic rock. Plutons are formed from the cooling and...

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Intrusive Igneous Rock: Definition & Examples

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