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ˈgræn yəˌlaɪtgran·ulite

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  1. granulitenoun

    A fine-grained metamorphic rock composed chiefly of feldspar, quartz, and garnets

Webster Dictionary

  1. Granulitenoun

    a whitish, granular rock, consisting of feldspar and quartz intimately mixed; -- sometimes called whitestone, and leptynite

    Etymology: [From Granule.]

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  1. Granulite

    Granulites are medium to coarse–grained metamorphic rocks that have experienced high temperature metamorphism, composed mainly of feldspars sometimes associated with quartz and anhydrous ferromagnesian minerals, with granoblastic texture and gneissose to massive structure. They are of particular interest to geologists because many granulites represent samples of the deep continental crust. Some granulites experienced decompression from deep in the Earth to shallower crustal levels at high temperature; others cooled while remaining at depth in the Earth. The minerals present in a granulite will vary depending on the parent rock of the granulite and the temperature and pressure conditions experienced during metamorphism. A common type of granulite found in high-grade metamorphic rocks of the continents contains pyroxene, plagioclase feldspar and accessory garnet, oxides and possibly amphibole. Both clinopyroxene and orthopyroxene may be present, and in fact, the coexistence of clino- and orthopyroxene in a metamorphosed basalt defines the granulite facies.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of granulite in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of granulite in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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