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A little-used name for a massive granoblastic metamorphic rock, consisting of equant grains of quartz and feldspar, hence lacking a foliation. Minor mafic minerals consist of pyroxene and garnet. The anhydrous mineral assemblages of such rocks are produced under the high-grade, anhydrous granulite facies conditions found at the base of the crust.

Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography.


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