metamorphic rock


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n metamorphic rock rock altered by pressure and heat
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In literature:

It measures some 8' 6" x 4' 6" x 4' 0" and reposes upon two slightly jutting points of the underlying metamorphic rock.
"The Life of St. Declan of Ardmore" by Anonymous
It is drawn from the phenomena presented by all kinds of rocks, aqueous, igneous, metamorphic.
"History of the Conflict Between Religion and Science" by John William Draper
So again the making out of cleavage and the foliation of the metamorphic rocks.
"The Life and Letters of Charles Darwin, Volume II (of II)" by Charles Darwin
The "erratics" comprised a great variety of metamorphic and igneous rocks, and, on a more limited scale, sedimentary types.
"The Home of the Blizzard" by Douglas Mawson
There is also a class of rocks, called metamorphic rocks, including some kinds of marble.
"Young Folks' Library, Volume XI (of 20)" by Various
The rocks continued to show volcanic and metamorphic formation.
"Unknown Mexico, Volume 1 (of 2)" by Carl Lumholtz
The metamorphism of the igneous rocks is regional in nature and has the same increase from west to east as the sediments.
"History and Comprehensive Description of Loudoun County, Virginia" by James W. Head
They are of quartzite, lava, greenstone, metamorphic rock and basalt.
"Illustrated Catalogue of the Collections Obtained from the Indians of New Mexico in 1880" by James Stevenson
Made from a very fine, hard metamorphic rock, small enough to be classed as a hatchet; crescent-shaped at the top.
"Illustrated Catalogue Of The Collections Obtained From The Indians Of New Mexico And Arizona In 1879" by James Stevenson
Metamorphism of oldest rocks, 308.
"On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection" by Charles Darwin

In news:

Garnet Peak 's summit consists of layered chunks of schist, a type of metamorphic rock seen along much of the Laguna escarpment.
Metamorphic shale rock with fractures or cleavage planes.

In science:

INDEPENDENCE AND RELIABILITY For the sake of clarity, the disputed analyses are referred in this paper as grouped in rows A through M, by Amato et al.1 Some of these analyses were performed at different points of the same phengite lepidoblast (mica crystal in metamorphic rock).
Reply to "Comment on 'Compositional and Microchemical Evidence of Piezonuclear Fission Reactions in Rock Specimens Subjected to Compression Tests' [Strain 47 (Suppl. 2), 282 (2011)]" by G. Amato et al