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Definition of Metasomatism

Metasomatism
Metasomatism Met`a*so"ma*tism, n. [Pref. meta- + Gr. ?, ?, body.] (Geol.) An alteration in a mineral or rock mass when involving a chemical change of the substance, as of chrysolite to serpentine; -- opposed to ordinary metamorphism, as implying simply a recrystallization. -- Met`a*so*mat"ic, a.

Meaning of Metasomatism from wikipedia

- word metasomatism are metasomatose and metasomatic process. The word metasomatose can also be used as a name for specific varieties of metasomatism (for...
- K-metasomatism in cataclastically-deformed magmatic plutonic rocks. The breakage happens primarily along grain boundary seals and the K-metasomatism may...
- clue as to the temperatures and pressures at the time of metamorphism. Metasomatism is the drastic change in the bulk chemical composition of a rock that...
- sediment. Sulfidic jasperoids are typical examples of silica-sulfide metasomatism of dolomites, and are found in Nevada, Australia and Iran. They are hard...
- rich mineral talc. It is produced by dynamothermal metamorphism and metasomatism, which occur in the zones where tectonic plates are subducted, changing...
- chemistry of the affected rocks. In this case the metamorphism grades into metasomatism. If the intruded rock is rich in carbonate the result is a skarn. Fluorine-rich...
- hard, co****-grained metamorphic rocks that form by a process called metasomatism. Skarns tend to be rich in calcium-magnesium-iron-manganese-aluminium...
- garnetiferous gneiss, and perhaps some reconstitution of that protolith by metasomatism ****ociated with the nearby m****ive sulfides. Broken Hill is the type...
- for Sri Lanka. The mineral is found in skarns ****ociated with boron metasomatism of carbonate rocks where intruded by granite. Minerals occurring with...
- of fluids from the magma that add chemicals to the surrounding rock (metasomatism). Any pre-existing type of rock can be modified by the processes of metamorphism...
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