eclogite


eclogite

noun

  1. a rock consisting of a granular aggregate of green pyroxene and red garnet, often containing kyanite, silvery mica, quartz, and pyrite.

noun

  1. a rare coarse-grained basic rock consisting principally of garnet and pyroxene. Quartz, feldspar, etc, may also be present. It is thought to originate by metamorphism or igneous crystallization at extremely high pressure

  1. A greenish, coarse-grained metamorphic rock consisting of pyroxene, quartz, and feldspar with large red garnet inclusions. Eclogites form under conditions of high pressure and moderate to high temperatures.

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