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metamorphic facies

noun
1.
Geology. a group of metamorphic rock units characterized by particular mineralogic associations.
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  • To a considerable extent, the metamorphic facies of rocks having amphibolite composition can be traced on magnetic maps.
  • We do not define the metamorphic facies, at this stage, because that would involve numerous debates on their boundaries.
  • metamorphic facies or grade as provided by the sample submitter.

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