Metamorphism and Metamorphic Rocks ESRC 4012 I- Introduction & definitions

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What is metamorphism?

Mineralogical and/or textural changes in response to physicochemical environment

What is a key condition for a change in a rock to be described as 'metamorphic'?

Occur in the solid state and be isochemical

What is the process by which rocks are transformed into metamorphic rocks?

Subjected to heat, pressure, and chemically active fluids

Metamorphic rocks can be transformed from which types of rocks?

Igneous, sedimentary, or other metamorphic rocks

What does the term 'metamorphism' literally mean?

"Change form"

Learn about metamorphism and metamorphic rocks in this introductory quiz. Understand the mineralogical and textural changes that take place in response to changes in the physicochemical environment of rocks.

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