Dictionary of Geotourism

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

Granulite

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_968

Granulite is a regional, deep metamorphic rock characterised by abundant hypersthene. It is composed of anhydrous minerals, such as hypersthene, diopside and garnet, and other light-coloured minerals, such as plagioclase, perthite, antiperthite, quartz and sillimanite. Granulite has a medium-fine granoblastic texture and an invisible gneissose structure (or blocky structure). Based on the mineral composition, some people further categorise granulite as acidic granulite and basic granulite.

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