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8 November 2010

Tavşanlı Zone field trip, part 6

Part 5 of the Tavşanlı Zone field trip left us eating lunch amid some fine blueschists. Of course, nothing tops off a blueschist lunch like… more blueschist. So after our meal, we took another stroll through the countryside in search of more interesting subduction zone rocks… I’;ve got a bunch more photos for you today. Let’s start with this fine “schisty” example of a blueschist, with big needles of glaucophane …

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29 October 2010

Friday fold: contorted Sivrihisar marble

Highly contorted laminations in a blueschist-grade marble, Sivrihisar massif, Turkey.

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