Definition of contact metamorphism in English:

contact metamorphism

Line breaks: con|tact meta|morph¦ism

noun

[mass noun] Geology
  • Metamorphism due to contact with or proximity to an igneous intrusion.
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    • 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.

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