blueschist facies

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blueschist facies

[′blü‚shist ′fā‚shēz]
(petrology)
High-pressure, low-temperature metamorphism associated with subduction zones which produces a broad mineral association including glaucophane, actinolite, jadeite, aegirine, lawsonite, and pumpellyite.
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Recent ocean drilling penetration of serpentine diapirs and volcanoes in the Mariana forearc (leading edge of the Eurasian plate, in the Philippine Sea) documents intermixed blocks of mid-ocean ridge basalt and blueschist.
The text discusses the general petrography of mapped lithological units, lithostratigraphy and indications for primary associations in the Cycladic blueschist unit on Syros, and Syros as an example of the structural evolution of the Cycladic Blueschist unit.
Comment on Redistribution of trace elements during prograde metamorphism from lawsonite blueschist to eclogite facies; implications for deep subduction-zone processes by C.
Comment on "Redistribution of trace elements during prograde metamorphism from lawsonite blueschist to eclogite facies; implications for deep subduction-zone processes" by C.
1988; Tectonic history of subduction zones inferred from retrograde blueschist P--T paths: Geology, 16, 1081--1084.
Geology and tectonic emplacement of eclogite and blueschists, Biga peninsula, northwest Turkey, Turk.
Pressure-temperature paths and exhumation of Late Ordovician-Early Silurian blueschists and associated metamorphic nappes of the Salinic Brunswick subduction complex, northern Appalachians.
2000, Re-Os fractionation in eclogites and blueschists and the implications for recycling of oceanic crust into the mantle: Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v.