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Rock that was once one form of rock but has changed to another under the influence of heat, pressure, or some other agent without passing through a liquid phase.
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How to use metamorphic rock in a sentence
A very large proportion of both the quartz and placer mining of North America is in regions occupied by metamorphic rock.North America|Israel C. Russell
In many cases, however, the early history of a metamorphic rock can be deciphered.The Elements of Geology|William Harmon Norton
It is a metamorphic rock derived from either sedimentary or igneous rock, more commonly the former.Geology|William J. Miller
According to this view, the superposition of chalk does not prevent the subjacent metamorphic rock from being Eocene.A Manual of Elementary Geology|Charles Lyell.
Mī′ca-schist, Mī′ca-slate, a metamorphic rock consisting of alternate layers of mica and quartz.