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blueschist Line breaks: blue|schist
Pronunciation: /ˈbluːʃist/

Definition of blueschist in English:


[mass noun]
A metamorphic rock with a blue colour, formed under conditions of high pressure and low temperature.
Example sentences
  • Possible Western Domain equivalents elsewhere in the Antarctic Peninsula are the amphibolite and blueschist grade rocks of the Scotia metamorphic complex in the South Shetland and South Orkney Islands.
  • Specific rock names that record both the parent rock and its mineralogy are relatively rare, but include eclogite, blueschist, and amphibolite.
  • The sequence shows retrogression from blueschist to greenschist facies metamorphism during deformation.

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