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A Pictorial Guide to Metamorphic Rocks in the Field

1st Edition

By Kurt Hollocher

CRC Press

326 pages

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This book is an illustrative introduction to metamorphic rocks as seen in the field, designed for advanced high school to graduate-level earth science and geology students to jump-start their observational skills. In addition to photographs of rocks in the field, there are numerous line diagrams and examples of metamorphic features shown in thin se

Table of Contents

Preface AcknowledgementsA matter of scale1. Introductiona. The basicsb. Temperature, pressure, and metamorphic gradec. Movement of rocks through P-T spaced. Preserving the prograde assemblagee. Metamorphic field gradientf. Rock strain: foliation, cleavage, and lineationg. Chemical fluxh. Recrystallizationi. Summary and introduction to the following chaptersMetamorphic rock types2. Pelitic rocks 3. Quartzites 4. Marbles 5. Calc-silicate rocks 6. Mixed sedimentary rocks 7. Conglomerates 8. Gneisses 9. Basaltic rocks, low and intermediate pressure10. Blueschists11. Eclogite12. Ultramafic rocks 13. Contact metamorphic rocks 14. Fault rocks Metamorphic features 15. Foliation 16. Folds 17. Porphyroblasts 18. Boudins 19. Veins 20. Metasomatism 21. Partial melting 22. Retrograde metamorphismRelict pre-metamorphic features23. Relict sedimentary features 24. Fossils in metamorphic rocks25. Relict igneous featuresGlossary of terms Glossary of rock typesGlossary of minerals

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geology