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Contact metamorphic glassy rock

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Rocks heated to very high temperatures in a very short time followed by rapid cooling, forming vitreous or semivitreous materials.


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Classification of Contact metamorphic glassy rockHide

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Mineralogy of Contact metamorphic glassy rockHide

Essential minerals - these are minerals that are required within the classification of this rock:
GlassAn amorphous, homogeneous material with a random liquid-like structure generally formed due to rapid cooling.

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

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