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[mass noun] A metamorphic rock with a blue colour, formed under conditions of high pressure and low temperature.
- ‘The Mid-Devonian age for eclogite-facies metamorphism in the Maksyutov Complex, and the younger Carboniferous blueschist / greenschist-facies ages, can be interpreted best within the framework of southern Uralide tectonics.’
- ‘Possible Western Domain equivalents elsewhere in the Antarctic Peninsula are the amphibolite and blueschist grade rocks of the Scotia metamorphic complex in the South Shetland and South Orkney Islands.’
- ‘The Ãine and Bozdag nappes belong to the lowest tectonic unit of western Turkey, which was overthrust by the Cycladic blueschist along the CycladesMenderes thrust unit in the Eocene.’
- ‘Specific rock names that record both the parent rock and its mineralogy are relatively rare, but include eclogite, blueschist, and amphibolite.’
- ‘The sequence shows retrogression from blueschist to greenschist facies metamorphism during deformation.’
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