Contact Metamorphism

Metamorphism around igneous bodies. Minerals and microstructures. Case study of the Bushveld aureole.
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General petrographic features of contact metamorphic rocks, including a suite from the aureoles of Cornish granites.

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General petrography and microstructures of mineral growth in the aureole beneath the mafic layered rocks of the Bushveld Complex, illustrating Waters &…

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Bushveld inner aureole

Photomicrographs of hornfels assemblages and microstructures in the transition zone between porphyroblastic and finely granoblastic texture

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Case study: Assemblages and microstructures of progressive contact metamorphism in metapelites around the Ballachulish Granite, a high-temperature aureole in…

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