Eclogites as Products of Thermal Metamorphism

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STUDIES of reported eclogites associated with gabbroic rocks and recent experimental data suggest that eclogites can occur as products of thermal metamorphism. This observation seems evident when the descriptions of certain rock series are reviewed, but it is rather unexpected given the general context accorded to the concepts of the eclogite or eclogite facies. The mechanism which produces these eclogites is the intrusion of a basic magma into a series of rocks constrained at high pressures (>6 Kbar).

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VELDE, B. Eclogites as Products of Thermal Metamorphism. Nature 227, 1337–1338 (1970) doi:10.1038/2271337a0

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