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3.15: Metamorphic Rocks

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contact metamorphism

contact metamorphism

Changes in a rock that result from temperature increases when a body of magma contacts a cooler existing rock.
foliation

foliation

Flat layers in rocks due to squeezing by pressure.
regional metamorphism

regional metamorphism

Changes in rock that occur because of high pressure over a large area.

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