- metamorphism at or near the earth's surface: breaks down complex minerals into simpler ones.
Origin of katamorphism
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The zone in which katamorphism is most active, usually near the surface, is called the zone of katamorphism.
Katamorphism is primarily responsible for most of the deposits of silica which are commercially used.
Katamorphism or weathering, in place, has played an important part in enriching them.