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CALCSCHISTE [1 record]

Record 1 2011-05-17

English

Subject field(s)
  • Petrography
DEF

A metamorphosed argillaceous limestone containing calcite as a substantial component and with a schistose structure produced by parallelism of platy minerals.

OBS

The term "carbonate-silicate schist" should be used in preference if the non-carbonate mineral content is >50% vol. and the term "schistose impure marble" if this content is <50% vol.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Pétrographie
DEF

Schistes à séricite, chlorite, calcifères qui proviennent d’une marne par métamorphisme peu poussé.

CONT

Le calcschiste ou schiste calcaire est [...] une ancienne marne; il fait effervescence à froid avec les acides.

CONT

Les calcschistes ou schistes calcarifères renferment, outre la séricite, la chlorite et le quartz, une certaine quantité de CO3Ca : ils font effervescence à l’acide. Ils constituent notamment la majeure partie des schistes lustrés alpins [...]

Spanish

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