epidosite


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epidosite

[‚ep·ə′dō‚sīt]
(petrology)
A rare metamorphic rock composed of epidote and quartz.
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The close spatial association with altered and metamorphosed mafic and ultramafic rocks and modal mineralogy suggest that the epidosite is derived from an originally basic igneous rock through a process involving introduction of large amounts of calcium.