Classification and nomenclature of metamorphic rock

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A proposal for the classification and interrelated terminology of metamorphic rocks is suggested here to be based on mineral composition and texture, using an appropriate triangular diagram in a mica-feldspar-quartz-X tetrahedron, where X refers to any common metamorphic mineral group such as garnet and Al-silicates. The proposal is intended as a base for further discussion. -Author

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)71-78
Number of pages8
JournalChemie der Erde - Geochemistry
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geophysics
  • Geochemistry and Petrology


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