epidotization


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epidotization

[‚ep·ə‚dōd·ə′zā·shən]
(geology)
The introduction of epidote into, or the formation of epidote from, rocks.
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Graves (1990) further documented the variety of rock types and noted the high degree of epidotization, quartz veining, and cataclasis, as well as the presence of mylonitic rocks.
The new type of alteration consists of epidotization of up to 70 percent of the rock, over core lengths up to several tens of metres, and silicification up to 100 percent of the rock over core lengths of one to several metres.