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Metamorphic Grade

Types Of Metamorphic Facies

Common metamorphic facies include:

  • Hornfels facies: low- to high-grade metamorphism.
  • Zeolite facies: low-grade metamorphism.
  • Greenschist facies: low-grade metamorphism.
  • Amphibolite facies: medium-grade metamorphism.
  • Granulite facies: high-grade metamorphism.
  • Blueschist facies: low-temperature/high-pressure metamorphism.
  • Eclogite facies: high-grade metamorphism.

Contact, regional, and burial metamorphism produce the metamorphic facies listed above.

An interior view of Earth showing the metamorphic grade. Photo Researchers, Inc. Reproduced by permission.

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