S339 14 - Glaucophane schist
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Fact sheet

S339 14 - Glaucophane schist

This rock was used in Open University level 3 course on igneous and metamorphic rocks. It is a glaucophane schist from the Isle of Tinos, Greece.

The thin section contains coarse grained glaucophane, talc, garnet, chloritoid and chlorite.

Additional images
  • Width 2 cm
  • Width of specimen 6 cm
37.598331, 25.144806
Somewhere on Tinos, one of the Greek Islands in the Aegean sea.
About this collection

This collection consists of the rocks and thin sections used in the Open University modules.

The first set of samples are from the level 3 module Understanding the Continents. The theme of the module is crustal evolution in contrasting environments. It covers plate-tectonic processes including extensional regimes, subduction zone processes, and collisional processes such as the formation of the Himalaya. The module is intended for those with an understanding of the essentials of igneous and metamorphic rock-formation processes, plate-tectonic theory and structural processes.

Sample details

Collection: OU module rocks
Rock-forming mineral
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