zeolitic facies


zeolitic facies

One of the major divisions of the mineral facies classification of metamorphic rocks, encompassing rocks that formed at the lowest temperatures and pressures associated with regional metamorphism. Typical minerals in these facies include the zeolites, albite, and quartz.

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