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Metamorphic Rocks
Here is an in-depth description of metamorphic rocks, from their classification to formation and identification. It covers types of metamorphism (including Barrovian, or regional rock changes), classification by foliation, and metamorphic processes (facies and zones). An alphabetical list of rocks with picture, composition, description, tectonic association, and type of metamorphism is given. Common metamorphic minerals are covered as well.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Intermediate (3-5)
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
  • College (15-16)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Assessment / Evaluation
    • Tutorial
  • Visual:
    • Illustration - scientific
    • Photograph
  • Text:
    • Glossary
    • Ref. material
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geology
    • Mineralogy or petrology
Technical requirements:
Adobe Acrobat reader versions are available, but not necessary.
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
This material is copyrighted, but may be used by anyone for personal or educational purposes as long as the source is acknowledged. For further information, please contact: Lynn S. Fichter Copyright 2000.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-001-367
Related resources:
This resource references 'The Wilson Cycle'
This resource references 'Igneous Rocks'
This resource references 'Plate Tectonic Primer'
This resource references 'Minerals'
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: Dr Lynn S. Fichter
James Madison University

Publisher: James Madison University