Metamorphism of Mafic Rocks

  • Kurt Bucher
  • Martin Frey


Metamorphic mafic rocks (e.g., mafic schists and gneisses, amphibolites) are derived from mafic igneous rocks, mainly basalts and andesites, and of lesser importance, gabbros (Chap. 2). Metamorphic assemblages found in mafic rocks are used to define the intensity of metamorphism in the metamorphic facies concept (Chap. 4).


Mafic Rock Contrib Mineral Petrol Greenschist Facies Amphibolite Facies Mafic Granulite 
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  • Kurt Bucher
    • 1
  • Martin Frey
  1. 1.Institute of Mineralogy, Petrology and GeochemistryUniversity of FreiburgFreiburg i. Br.Germany

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