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Pneumatolysis is an obsolete geologic term for magma emitting gasses that alter surrounding rock or crystallize minerals.[1] Pneumatolysis is now considered a type of hydrothermal interaction.

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  1. ^ Robert L Bates, Julia A Jackson, ed. (1984). Dictionary of Geological Terms: Third Edition. American Geological Institute. p. 392.

Further reading[edit]

  • Philip Lake and R. H. Rastall. A textbook of geology (1920). 3rd ed. Edward Arnold: London. [1] pp. 251-255 describes pneumatolysis, especially in granites.
  • McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of the Geological Sciences. Second edition. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1987. p. 518

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