noun[mass noun] Geology
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.
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