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Field Description of Metamorphic Rocks

Geology Guide

By: N Fry

128 pages, Illus, figs, tabs

John Wiley & Sons

Paperback | Aug 1991 | #11864 | ISBN: 0471932213
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About this book

Designed primarily for field use, this book provides a systematic framework that allows readers to produce useful and broadly similar descriptions of metamorphic rocks and rock-masses, despite possible differences of background or special interest.


Introduction. Background. Mapping metamorphic rocks. Banding. Minerals, rock-types, compositions and grades. Textures, fabrics, cleavage and schistosity. Scattered entities: pods, boudins, augen, pseudomorphs, veins and pegmatites. Contacts and reaction zones. Faults, mylonites and cataclasites. Reference tables and checklists. Index.

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