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.