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Metamorphism I

Métamorphisme I

Responsible Faculty: Faculty of Sciences

Teacher(s): Lukas Baumgartner
Lecturer(s): -

Validity: 2002 -> 2002

No timetable defined.

Practical work

Fall semester
56 hours per semester

Teaching language(s): French
Public: Yes
Credits: 0


Introduction to the petrography and petrology of metamorphic rocks.


* Definition and types of metamorphism
* The principal variables of metamorphism
* Types of metamorphism in relation to the geological context and plate tectonics
* The representation of metamorphism by metamorphic zones
* Metamorphic facies and isograds
* The structure and texture of metamorphic rocks
* The relations between crystallisation and deformation
* Equilibria and metamorphic reactions
* Petrogenetic grids
* Matamorphism of ultramafitic rocks: carbonate, pelitic, granitic and basic
* petrographic description of metamorphic rocks with polorisation microscopy


Bucher, K. & Frey, M. (1994). Petrogenesis of metamorphic rocks. Springer, 318 pp.

Spear, F.S. (1993). Metamorphic Phase Equilibria and Pressure-Temperature-Time Paths. Mineralogical Society of America, Monograph Series, 799 pp., Washington, D. C. 20036 USA.

Yardley, B. W. D. (1994). An introduction to metamorphic petrology. Longman Earth Sciences Series, 248 pp

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