Laccolith vs. Lopolith: What's the Difference?
Laccolith and Lopolith Definitions
A mass of igneous rock intruded between layers of sedimentary rock, resulting in uplift.
A large, bowl-shaped body of igneous rock intruded between layers of sedimentary rock.
(geology) A mass of igneous or volcanic rock found within strata which forces the overlaying strata upwards and forms domes.
(geology) a mass of volcanic or igneous rock found within strata which has spilled downward into underlaying strata and forms depressed regions.
A mass similar to lopolith but concave up.
(geology) mass similar to laccolith but concave down