lithophiles: Medium-sized rocks of varying colors and shapes in a stone wall. (rock wall)

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Lithophile (n.) from Greek lithos, rock, and philos, love (in other words, rock-loving):

1. A chemical element within the Goldschmidt geochemical classification scheme characterized by its tendency to bond readily with oxygen and specifically with silica, remaining in compounds within rocks at or near the earth's surface rather than staying within the core. Most lithophile elements are overrepresented at the surface relative to their overall abundance in the solar system.
2. An extremophile microbe which can live within the pores of rocks, either at the surface or deep within the rock, sometimes to a depth of several kilometers. Lithophiles living deep within the crust make use of chemosynthesis for energy, using water which seeps down through the rock's cracks.

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