Metamorphic Processes


Metamorphic Rock Classification Porosity Outline

Metamorphic rocks are generated by recrystallization of either igneous or sedimentary rocks by the action of any or all of the following:

The lower limit of metamorphic temperatures is 150 degrees Celsius. The upper limit is the melting temperature when magma forms.

The type of metamorphic rock is determined by the parent rock and the P/T conditions. In general, metamophism causes:


Metamorphic Rock Classification Porosity Outline
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