Metamorphism : LUSENET : Introductory Geology, Oswego State : One Thread

What changes occur in a rock as a result of metamorphism?

-- Shannon Davis (, April 04, 2001


There are many types of metamorphism (contact,regional,cataclystic,hydrothermal,burial are the ones Dr. Gabel mentioned in class). The changes that commonly occur are cementation, compaction, recrystalization, metasomatism. Each type of metamorphism will change the rock differently depending on the pressures and temeratures and minerals that can get into the rock. I hope this helps. Respond if you want to know what characteristics are common in the differnt types of met. They all produce different types of rocks.

-- Sandra Feocco (, April 05, 2001.

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