Metamorphic Rocks

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Metamorphic Rocks Metamorphic rocks are rocks that have undergone a fundamental change of form
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Increases in temperature and pressure , and chemical changes due to hot fluids can cause metamorphism All metamorphic rocks have a distinctive protolith (parent rock), which can be any three of the major rock types Rocks can undergo different grades of metamorphism, ranging from high to low Protolith Metamorphic rock
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There are several different types of metamorphism that can occur: 1) Regional metamorphism – Widespread metamorphism due to strong tectonic forces 2) Contact metamorphism – Metamorphism due to an igneous intrusion into the country rock 3) Cataclastic metamorphism – High-pressure metamorphism found along a fault zone 4) Hydrothermal metamorphism – Metamorphism due to the movement of hot fluids through a rock 5) Burial metamorphism – Metamorphism of sedimentary rocks due to the build up of overlying sediments and rocks - most important
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This note was uploaded on 10/23/2011 for the course GLY 1000 taught by Professor Parker during the Spring '11 term at FSU.

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Metamorphic Rocks - Metamorphic Rocks Metamorphic rocks are...

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