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Epidosite

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About EpidositeHide

A low to medium-temperature metasomatic rock mostly formed by the alteration of basaltic rocks, but also other basic to acid igneous rocks; principally composed of epidote and quartz, with minor chlorite and amphibole.

A quartz-rich, amphibole poor epidotite.


Classification of EpidositeHide

Mineralogy of EpidositeHide

Essential minerals - these are minerals that are required within the classification of this rock:
Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Non-essential minerals - these minerals are common, sometimes major components, but are not always present:

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