Recrystallization

Science / Geology / Recrystallization: A solid state reaction in which the atoms of existing crystals within a rock are reorganized in response to heat and/or pressure. The recrystallized mineral grains are typically larger in size than the original crystals.

Glacier

Science / Geology / Glacier: A thick mass of ice that forms on land from an accumulation and recrystallization of snow significant enough to persist through the summer and grow year by year. There are two basic types of glaciers: MORE

Amphibolite

Science / Geology / Amphibolite: Amphibolite is a non-foliated metamorphic rock that forms through recrystallization under conditions of high viscosity and directed pressure. It is composed primarily of amphibole and plagioclase, usu MORE

Granitization

Science / Geology / Granitization: The formation of metamorphic granite from other rocks by recrystallization with or without complete melting. MORE

Mother Liquor

Science / Chemistry / Mother Liquor: The solution in recrystallization. MORE

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