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Petrogenesis of Metamorphic Rocks

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Metamorphism of Pelitic Rocks (Metapelites)

  • Kurt BucherAffiliated withMineralogy Geochemistry, University Freiburg Email author 
  • , Rodney GrapesAffiliated withDepartment of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Korea University

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Abstract

Metapelites are probably the most distinguished family of metamorphic rocks. Typical examples include characteristic rocks and minerals such as chlorite–kyanite–schist, staurolite–garnet micaschist, chloritoid–garnet micaschist, kyanite–staurolite schist, biotite–garnet–cordierite gneiss, sillimanite–biotite gneiss and orthopyroxene–garnet granulite.