contact metamorphism definition

  • noun:
    • Metamorphism where the mineralogy and texture of a body of rock tend to be changed by contact with the pressure and severe heat related to a body of intruding magma. Contact metamorphism usually leads to the forming of important minerals, like garnet and emery, through connection of hot magma with adjacent stone.
    • Change to rock in real experience of molten lava
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