8/3/2008 1 . What is metamorphism? • Mineralogical, chemical, and textural changes to preexisting rocks in an essentially solid state by changing environmental conditions.
Chapter 21: Metamorphism Chapter 21: Metamorphism •Rocks as chemical systems • Rocks as chemical systems •a particular assemblage of coexisting • a particular assemblage of coexisting phases (thermodynamic equilibrium and the phases (thermodynamic equilibrium and the phase rule) phase rule)
CHAPTER 8 METAMORPHISM AND METAMORPHIC ROCKS A. Definition: - Any igneous, sedimentary, or other metamorphic rock that has been changed in response to marked changes in pressure and temperature .
This page last updated on 01-Feb-2011 EENS 1110 Physical Geology Tulane University Prof. Stephen A. Nelson Metamorphism and Metamorphic Rocks Definition of Metamorphism The word " Metamorphism " comes from the Greek: Meta = change, Morph = form, so metamorphism means to change form.
GY 111 Lecture Notes D. Haywick (2008-09) 1 GY 111 Lecture Notes Metamorphism 2: Regional Metamorphism Lecture Goals : A) Foliated rocks part 1 B) Folitaed rocks part 2 c) Non-foliated rocks Reference: Press et al., 2004, Chapter 9; Grotzinger et al., 2007, Chapter 6; GY 111 ...
Mineralogy and Metamorphism of The Stromatolite-bearing Layers of The Biwabik Iron Formation By Dan Foley Under the supervision of Professor James Welsh ABSTRACT The 1.85 billion year old Biwabik Iron-formation of northeastern Minnesota contains some of the earliest forms of life on the planet ...
Excerpts from Rock Talk Volume 7, Number 3 Snow Metamorphism: The Force Behind Our Ever-Changing Snowpack The mountain snowpack is in a constant state of change.
Lecture Notes - Metamorphism Introduction • Metamorphism is a change of form that includes the growth of new minerals, typically in response to a rise in temperature and normally without the involvement of a magma.
Metamorphism and Metamorphic Rocks Two weeks ago we examined igneous rocks—rocks which were formed from melted material (high temperature). Last week we examined what happens to rocks exposed at the Earth's surface (low temperature, low pressure).
Regional Metamorphism The most widespread and easily recognizable metamorphic rocks are those that form through regional metamorphism. This is a large scale process involving both heat and directed pressure, ...