Definition of amphibolite in English:


Line breaks: am¦phibo|lite
Pronunciation: /amˈfɪbəlʌɪt


[mass noun] Geology
  • A granular metamorphic rock consisting mainly of hornblende and plagioclase.
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    • It contains a variety of lithologies including augen gneiss, quartzite, amphibolite, calc-silicate, pelite and marble.
    • The prominent basement rocks of the Brumado area are Precambrian in age and consist dominantly of gneisses, schists, and amphibolite.
    • A uniform, regionally concordant layer of amphibolite with occasional ultramafic pods, termed the Sta Amphibolite, overlies the Sta Series.

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