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Garnet Amphibolite (18)

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General Lithology:Garnet Amphibolite
Description:A metamorphic rock probably formed by the action of heat, pressure, and tectonic forces on an original igneous rock. Reddish grains of garnet and dark grains of amphibole are visible.
Representing:Rock metamorphosed during the building of the Canadian Cordillera between 100 and 50 million years ago.
Where:Cordilleran metamorphic
Latitude:53.529899
Longitude:-113.527094
Original location:Blue River, British Columbia
Estimated mass (tonnes):4.8
Donor:Courtesy of Commerce Resources Corp.

 

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