Metamorphic Mineral Assemblages
http://www.tulane.edu/~sanelson/geol212/metaminerals.htm

Stephen Nelson, Department of Geology


This set of lecture notes covers factors affecting the mineral assemblages in metamorphic rocks. Topics covered include the phase rule in metamorphism, progressive (prograde) metamorphism, and retrograde metamorphism. Ternary diagrams and chemical reactions are used to explain progressive metamorphism. This resource is part of the Teaching Petrology collection. http://serc.carleton.edu/NAGTWorkshops/petrology03/index.html

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Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Phase Equilibria/Thermodynamics, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Reaction Kinetics/Rates, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Metamorphic Processes, Thermodynamics and Phase Equilibria, Metamorphic Rock Suites and Facies, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Phase Equilibria/Thermodynamics, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry
Resource Type: Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), College Upper (15-16)
Classes of Earth Materials: Metamorphic Rocks, Fluids
Course Type: Upper Level:Mineralogy, Petrology, Geochemistry
Topics: Solid Earth:Geochemistry:Reaction Kinetics/Rates, Solid Earth:Geochemistry, Solid Earth, :Geochemistry:Phase Equilibria/Thermodynamics, Chemistry/Physics/Mathematics, Solid Earth:Petrology:Metamorphic Processes, Thermodynamics and Phase Equilibria, Metamorphic Rock Suites and Facies, Solid Earth:Mineralogy:Phase Equilibria/Thermodynamics
Solid Earth Processes: Metamorphism