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Calc-silicate rock

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About Calc-silicate rockHide

Also written "calcsilicate rock."
A metamorphic rock mainly composed of calc-silicate minerals, such as diopside, grossular-andradite, clinozoisite-epidote and wollastonite, and containing less than 5% vol. of carbonate minerals (usually dolomite or calcite). Formed by metamorphism of impure limestone or dolostone; related to skarns.


Classification of Calc-silicate rockHide

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Mineralogy of Calc-silicate rockHide

Essential minerals - these are minerals that are required within the classification of this rock:
Calc-silicate mineralsA petrological term for calcium-rich silicate minerals.

Pronounciation of Calc-silicate rockHide

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Jolyon & Katya RalphUnited Kingdom

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Fettes (et al.), Metamorphic Rocks - A Classification and Glossary of Terms (2007) Cambridge University Press

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