Dictionary of Geotourism

2020 Edition
| Editors: Anze Chen, Young Ng, Erkuang Zhang, Mingzhong Tian

Banded Structure

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_118
A banded structure refers to an alternating striped arrangement of light-coloured (mainly quartz, feldspar, and calcite) and dark-coloured (mainly biotite, hornblende and magnetite) minerals. It is a typical structure of metamorphic rocks and migmatite, and it mainly forms by metamorphism and differentiation (Fig. 4).
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