gneiss


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a laminated metamorphic rock similar to granite

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Working under the supervision of co-author Tom Chacko, Reimink spent his summers in the field collecting rock samples from the Acasta Gneiss Complex, which was discovered in the 1980s and found to contain some of the Earth's oldest rocks, between 3.
Les donnees isotopiques du Nd et geochimiques sur roche totale d'elements representatifs de ces unites dans le secteur du mont Kellys, la formation de Glen Tosh et le gneiss du mont Kellys revelent une similarite prononcee.
After reviewing and explaining some matters generic to the study of high-grade gneiss terranes, the papers focus on the Limpopo Complex in South Africa and the evolution of the three subzones that compose it, and propose two theoretical models for that evolution.
The dissolved elements used in these analyses were (Ca + Mg) for basalt and dolerite and (K + Na) for gneiss and K-feldspar.
From the sobering start of seeing her first runner, Ferox, finish last in an all-weather race at Southwell, Cecil enjoyed Pattern race success with Gneiss, who in 1994 dead-heated for first place with River Deep for the Group 3 Jersey Stakes.
It includes bedded limestone, dolomite, shale, slate, sandstone, marble, flagstone banded gneiss, massive white to red granite and black anorthsite.
All of the remaining samples were comprised of variations of the bulk host lithology of garnetiferrous, biotitic gneiss.
The Greater Himalaya consists of Precambrian gneiss overlain by Paleozoic and Mesozoic sedimentary rock of Tethyan origin.
Flotsam And Jetsam is a favourite, and there are some lovely horn harmonies (John Martin is on tenor and soprano) in Gneiss.
The alpine-type albite-quartz-microcline assemblages associated with altered gneiss xenoliths at the Coal Hill and Mineral Point veins most likely resulted from minor reaction of the xenoliths with the mineralizing solutions that deposited the vein material.
The dolerite dykes at Isua, known as the Tarssartoq dykes, are least deformed to the north of the Isua greenstone belt, where they cut tonalitic gneiss with a protolith age of 3700 Ma.