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Tactite

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A calc-silicate rock formed by contact metasomatism of a carbonate or marly rock. A rock of complex mineralogical composition, formed by contact metamorphism and metasomatism of carbonate rocks. It is typically coarse-grained and mostly rich in calcic garnet, calcium-iron-rich pyroxene, vesuvianite, epidote, wollastonite, and scapolite. Approximate syn: skarn.

Often mined for scheelite (tungsten ore), and less commonly as decorative dimension stone.

See Also: calc-silicate hornfels


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Fettes (et al.), Metamorphic Rocks - A Classification and Glossary of Terms (2007) Cambridge University Press
Klaus K.E. Neuendorf, James P. Mehl, Jr., and Julia A. Jackson (Editors), 2017. Glossary of Geology. Fifth REVISED edition. American Geological Institute (abbreviated as AGI).

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