Metamorphic Rocks

Geology 200

Geology for Environmental Scientists

 

Major Concepts

 

Major Concepts

 

Major Concepts

 

Origin of Metamorphic Rocks

 

Where does the heat come from?

 

Pressure

 

Chemically Active Fluids

 

Chemically Active Fluids

 

Textures of Metamorphic Rocks

 

Kinds of Metamorphic Rocks

 

Kinds of Metamorphic Rocks

 

Kinds of Metamorphic Rocks

  • granite biotite becomes gneiss

    sediments become garnet gneiss

    basalt becomes amphibolite gneiss

  • Kinds of Metamorphic Rocks

     

    Parent Rocks and Metamorphic Rocks

     

    Regional Metamorphic Zones

     

    Metamorphic Facies

     

    Metamorphic Rocks and Plate Tectonics

     

    Metamorphic Rocks and Plate Tectonics