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Elvan is an unincorporated community in Loudoun County, Virginia. Originally known as Jumbo, Elvan is located on Elvan Road off Mountain Road in northern Loudoun County.


  1. Elvan is a fictional character from 2005 television series Aşk Her Yaşta.
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Elvan is a name used in Cornwall and Devon for the native varieties of quartz-porphyry. They are dispersed irregularly in the Upper Devonian series of rocks and some of them make very fine building stones. Greenstone is another name for this stone and it is often used for parts of buildings such as doorways so they can be finely carved. Most of the elvan quarries are now disused. Others are quarried in bulk for aggregates commonly used for road-building.

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Google previewReport (1839)

The north elvan is a fine-grained siliceous porphyry, with a felspathic siliceous base, containing small crystals of quartz; this character is preserved from Cligga to Perran Porth, but further east where it appears in Perran-sands it is granitic in its ...

Google previewA Cornish Parish (1897)

Being an Account of St. Austell, Town, Church, District and People by Joseph Hammond

elvan is that of Pentewan. . . . There are very few Churches, except in the far West, in which we may not find either Pentewan, Catacleuse, Polyphant, or St. Stephen's stone. Throughout the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries Pentewan was ...

Google previewCarbonates of Leadville (1879)

Also, a Treatise on the Formation of the Coal of Colorado : Together with Assaying by Scorification and Cupellation, with Various English Formulas : Also Valuable Tables Universally Adopted in Europe and the United States by Fred J. Stanton

An elvan is a dyke of porphyry, and is found in granitic formations, also in the slates. They are a telsite and composed of feldspar, quartz, amphibole, mica, tourmaline etc. In clay slate usually composed of feldspar and quartz ; in granite, ...

Google previewThe gazetteer of the county of Cornwall (1817)

The elvan is a close, gritty kind of stone, common to this county, resembling a coarse free-stone, but extremely hard. It is generally of a bluish grey colour, and yields great quantities of water. It is mostly found in detached angular masses.

Google previewObservations & Sections Made in the District Lying Between the Dublin & Mourne Mountains (1839)

by Charles William Hamilton

characters become lost, and the substance not unlike some arenaceous rocks ; it is white and rather friable ; a fine grained compound of quartz and felspar : a short distance west, however, the elvan is a well characterized porphyry.

Google previewThe Gazetteer of the County of Cornwall ... To which is Prefixed a Survey of the County ... Illustrated by a New and Accurate Map, Etc (1817)

The elvan is a close, gritty kind of stone, common to this county, resembling a coarse free-stone, but extremely hard. It is generally of a bluish grey colour, and yields great quantities of water. It is mostly found in detached angular masses.

Google previewIgneous Rocks of South-West England (2012)

by P.A. Floyd, C.S. Exley, M.T. Styles

The Praa Sands elvan is a very important, fresh exposure of a granite-porphyry dyke intruded in stages by a combination of magmatic intrusion and fluidization processes and deriving from both differentiated magma, developed at depth and ...

Google previewAn Etymological Dictionary of Modern English (2013)

by Ernest Weekley

elvan. 5o2 to come short, from Aenrwr, to leave. In conic sections "the inclination of the cutting plane to the hase ' comes short of,' as in the case of the hyperhola it exceeds, the inclination of the side of the cone" ...

Google previewCrossword Puzzle Dictionary (1988)

by Nila Gott


Google previewOxford Dictionary of English (2010)

by Angus Stevenson

elvan. ell' D noun a former measure of length (equivalent to six hand breadths) used mainly for textiles, locally variable but typically about 45 inches in England and 37 inches in Scotland. — ORIGIN Old English eln, of Germanic origin; from an ...

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Elvan Meaning

Video shows what elvan means. Pertaining to elves, elvish, elven.. Of or relating to certain veins of feldspathic or porphyritic rock crossing metalliferous veins in ...

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