contact metamorphism

contact metamorphism
localized metamorphism resulting from the heat of an igneous intrusion.

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  • contact metamorphism — noun or contact metasomatism : metamorphosis found in the region of contact of a rock mass with an igneous intrusion …   Useful english dictionary

  • Metamorphism — For other uses, see Metamorphism (disambiguation). Schematic representation of a metamorphic reaction. Abbreviations of minerals: act = actinolite; chl = chlorite; ep = epidote; gt = garnet; hbl = hornblende; plag = plagioclase. Two minerals… …   Wikipedia

  • metamorphism — /met euh mawr fiz euhm/, n. 1. Geol. a change in the structure or constitution of a rock due to natural agencies, as pressure and heat, esp. when the rock becomes harder and more completely crystalline. 2. Archaic. metamorphosis. [1835 45; META + …   Universalium

  • contact rock — noun : rock associated with a contact metamorphic zone compare contact metamorphism …   Useful english dictionary

  • contact metamorphic — adjective : formed by or associated with contact metamorphism …   Useful english dictionary

  • contact mineral — noun : a mineral whose origin is due to contact metamorphism …   Useful english dictionary

  • contact metasomatism — noun see contact metamorphism …   Useful english dictionary

  • local metamorphism — local metamorphism, = contact metamorphism. (Cf. ↑contact metamorphism) …   Useful english dictionary

  • dynamic metamorphism — noun geology : metamorphism characterized by shear movements as well as elevated temperature compare contact metamorphism …   Useful english dictionary

  • metamorphic rock — Any of a class of rocks that result from the alteration of preexisting rocks in response to changing geological conditions, including variations in temperature, pressure, and mechanical stress. The preexisting rocks may be igneous, sedimentary,… …   Universalium

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