Identifying Metamorphic Rocks

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Metamorphic rocks are formed from the remelting and recrystallization of protolyth rocks, such as igneous and sedimentary rocks. Learn about the typical metamorphic characteristic of banding with help from a lab manager and research scientist in this free video on identifying rocks.

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Hi this is Jane Stammer from the Colorado School of Mines and I am here to answer questions on how to identify metamorphic rocks. Metamorphic rocks are one of the three types of main rocks that you find. They are formed from the remelting and recrystallization of protolyth rocks so when rocks such as igneous or sedimentary rocks get buried deep within the Earth at very very high temperatures and pressures they melt and recrystallize and form metamorphic rocks. A typical characteristic of metamorphic rocks is banding. When pre-existing rocks remelt and recrystallize at those temperatures and pressures minerals segregate and form nice bands usually dark and light minerals and that is a very typical characteristic of metamorphic rocks and that is how to identify a metamorphic rock.

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