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Title BGS rock classification scheme. Volume 2, classification of metamorphic rocks: British Geological Survey, Research Report RR/99/002 / S. RobertsonBooks/Monographs
Name(s) Robertson, S.J. (Steven J. (BGS 1985 -2000), 1960-2000
British Geological Survey. Mineralogy and Petrology Research Group
Physical Details 24p: ill. or 1 computer file
Publication British Geological Survey, 1999
Classmarks RR/99/002 (BGS)
Subjects Bgspub; BGSEDF; Rock classification & nomenclature; Metamorphic rocks;
Files Downloadable file for external users
PDF document for BGS staff use ONLY
BGS Price Price code A
Abstract The diversity of metamorphic rocks results from the combined effects of a range of tectonic and/or metamorphic processes acting on a wide range of protolilths. The names that have been given to metamorphic rocks are similarly diverse. The objective of this scheme is to introduce a system of nomenclature that is based as far as possible on descriptive attributes that will be informative to both specialist and non-specialist users and allow any rock to be placed easily into its position in the hierarchy. There are sections on nomenclature, rocks with sedimentary, volcaniclastic and igneous protoliths, rocks with unknown protolith, mechanically broken and reconstituted rocks, metasomatic and hydrothermal rocks, special case metamorphic rocks and qualifiers.The report, issued here as BGS Research Report RR 99-02, has nine figures, seven tables and an appendix listing approved rock names.
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