zeolite facies


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zeolite facies

[′zē·ə‚līt ′fā·shēz]
(petrology)
Metamorphic rocks formed in the transitional period from diagenesis to metamorphism, at pressures of about 2000-3000 bars and temperatures of 200-300°C.
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Zeolite facies alteration of sandstones in the southland syncline, New Zealand, Am.
Multi-stage zeolite facies mineralization in the Hvalfjordur area, Iceland, Int.
1959) The zeolite facies with comments on the interpretation of hydrothermal synthesis.
It is considered a hydrothermal mineral of the zeolite facies.