Definition of contact metamorphism in English:
Metamorphism due to contact with or proximity to an igneous intrusion.
- The mineralogical and textural alteration in the country rocks resulting from this heating by igneous bodies is called contact metamorphism.
- But the effects of contact metamorphism on its engineering geological properties, have been studied only in this work.
- As there is no sign of contact metamorphism in the limestones, we interpret this to be a normal fault.
Definition of contact metamorphism in:
- British & World English dictionary
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Canada
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Malaysia
Most popular in Pakistan