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CALCSCHISTE [1 record]

Record 1 2011-05-17


Subject field(s)
  • Petrography

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


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.


  • Pétrographie

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


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


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 [...]


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