A coarse-grained metamorphic rock, a mixture of pyroxene, quartz, and feldspar with inclusions of red garnet.
Origin: From ἐκλογή.
a rock consisting of granular red garnet, light green smaragdite, and common hornblende; -- so called in reference to its beauty
Origin: [See Ecloque.]
Eclogite is a mafic metamorphic rock; "mafic eclogite" is redundant. Eclogite is of special interest for at least two reasons. First, it forms at pressures greater than those typical of the crust of the Earth. Second, being an unusually dense rock, eclogite can play an important role in driving convection within the solid Earth. The fresh rock can be striking in appearance, with red to pink garnet in a green matrix of sodium-rich pyroxene. Accessory minerals include kyanite, rutile, quartz, lawsonite, coesite, amphibole, phengite, paragonite, zoisite, dolomite, corundum, and, rarely, diamond. Plagioclase is not stable in eclogite.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ek′loj-īt, n. a crystalline rock, composed of smaragdite and red garnet. [Gr. eklogē, selection—ek, out, legein, to choose.]
The numerical value of eclogite in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of eclogite in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
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