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Carbonate-silicate rock

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A metamorphic rock mainly composed of silicate minerals (including calc-silicate minerals) and containing between 5% and 50% vol. of carbonate minerals.


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Classification of Carbonate-silicate rockHide

Mineralogy of Carbonate-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.
CarbonateA petrological term for Rhombohedral Carbonate.

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

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