saussuritization

saussuritization

[sȯ′su̇r·əd·ə′zā·shən]
(geology)
A metamorphic process involving replacement of plagioclase in basalts and gabbros by a fine-grained aggregate of zoisite, epidote, albite, calcite, sericite, and zeolites.
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However, some hydrothermal alterations like saussuritization and sericitization are observed in these rocks on small scale.
3d) and intense undulose extinction in quartz from quartz arenite, intense saussuritization of plagioclase, bent mica, and deformed lithic fragments in lithic arenite, and anhydrite-laced stretched net-texture in gypsum (Fig.