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Fundamentals of Physical Geography

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James Petersen
ISBN: 9781133606536

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2nd Edition
James Petersen
ISBN: 9781133606536
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Can a metamorphic rock be metamorphosed?

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Whether a metamorphic rock can be metamorphosed.

Explanation

Metamorphic rocks are altered rocks in which high amount of heat and pressure alters the existing rocks into a completely different one by recrystallizing the minerals without forming any molten rock matter. Metamorphism makes the rocks harder and compacted and is more resistant to weathering.

Metamorphism normally occurs where the crustal rocks are subjected to high pressure by deep burial or tectonic processes, the heat from the rising mag...

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