Lynn Fichter, James Madison University, Department of Geology and Geoscience
This resource provides a comprehensive introduction to metamorphic rocks. The web site has an alphabetical list of metamorphic rocks, metamorphic classification schemes, an introduction to metamorphic processes for beginners, a discussion of the kinds of metamorphism, information on Barrovian metamorphism and metamorphic grade, and keys for the identification of metamorphic rocks. There is also a self-test on this site. In addition to the presence of many instructive figures and graphs, the author of this site suggests the educational level at which links within this site should be used for teaching, ranging from elementary school to college level. This resource is part of the Teaching Petrology collection. http://serc.carleton.edu/NAGTWorkshops/petrology03/index.html
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