Carolina Lithgow-Bertelloni, Department of Geological Sciences
These lecture notes provide an introduction to metamorphic rocks. Topics include causes of metamorphism, mineral assemblages, phase transitions, foliation, metamorphic environments, and metamorphic facies. Diagrams illustrate the key concepts. The site also features a short metamorphic classification table with links to images of foliated and non-foliated rocks. This resource is part of the Teaching Petrology collection. http://serc.carleton.edu/NAGTWorkshops/petrology03/index.html
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Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Metamorphic Processes, Metamorphic Rock Suites and Facies, Thermodynamics and Phase Equilibria Resource Type: Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12) Classes of Earth Materials: Metamorphic Rocks, Fluids Course Type: Entry Level:Physical Geology Topics: Solid Earth:Petrology:Metamorphic Rock Suites and Facies, Solid Earth, Petrology:Metamorphic Processes, Thermodynamics and Phase Equilibria Solid Earth Processes: Alteration (Hydrothermal), Metamorphism Tectonic Setting: Continental Arc, Continental Collision Margin
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