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A Pictorial Guide to Metamorphic Rocks in the Field


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Table of Contents

About the author
A matter of scale

1 Introduction
The basics
Pressure, temperature, and metamorphic grade
Movement of rocks through P-T space
Preserving the prograde assemblage
Metamorphic field gradient
Rock strain: foliation and lineation
Chemical flux
Summary and introduction to the following chapters

Part 1: Metamorphic rock types
2 Pelitic rocks
3 Quartzites
4 Marbles
5 Calc-silicate rocks
6 Mixed sedimentary rocks
7 Conglomerates and breccias
8 Gneisses
9 Basaltic rocks, low and intermediate pressure
10 Blueschists
11 Eclogites
12 Ultramafic rocks
13 Contact metamorphic rocks
14 Rocks in fault zones

Part 2: Metamorphic features
15 Foliation, cleavage, lineation
16 Folds
17 Porphyroblasts, porphyroclasts, and augen
18 Boudins
19 Veins and hydrothermal alteration
20 Metasomatism
21 Partial melting and migmatites
22 Retrograde metamorphism

Part 3: Relict pre-metamorphic features
23 Relict sedimentary features
24 Fossils in metamorphic rocks
25 Relict igneous features

Glossary of terms, rock types, and minerals
Glossary of terms
Glossary of rock types
Glossary of minerals

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