last edited: 6/1/11 number of photos: 5
Skarn is a mining term for limestones and dolomites
that have been converted by metamorphism to silicate
Besides silica, also iron, magnesium, and aluminum
have also been added to the composition of the altered rocks.
garnet-wollastonite skarn: 1 2 3
limestone skarn: 1 2
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