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8.2: Pressure and Temperature

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    Metamorphism, which may affect any kind of rock, occurs over a wide range of pressure and temperature conditions. This leads to tremendous variation in metamorphic rocks and the minerals they contain. Most of the metamorphic minerals we see form at temperatures of 150 to 850 °C and at pressures of 1 bar to 10 kbar. Exceptions, however, do exist (see Box 8.1, below).


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