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25 February 2012

One from the UTEP Reading Room

One from the UTEP Reading Room

Incipient mylonitization of a granite/granitoid, as displayed in a sample on a shelf of one of the meeting rooms adjacent to the Reading Room of the Geological Sciences building at the University of Texas at El Paso. Same side, slightly different lighting conditions: I’d call this a protomylonite. Some of you might prefer the term “augen orthogneiss.” No systematic asymmetry of the feldspar porphyroclasts is catching my eye on either …

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