Eclogite


Eclogite is a rare and interesting rock.

It is the deepest one of all metamorphic facies, formed under very hight pressures and temperatures.





It is a beautiful rock that typically has green and sometimes also red minerals, the green one is a pyroxene and the red one is garnet.

Other minerals include quartz, mica, pyrite, zoisite, rutile, orthopyroxene and kyanite.

 eclogite

 Eclogite. By GOC53 via Flickr.com


They can be foliated but most often are not. They are medium to coarse grained.

They occur near basalts, and wherever they occur they are not large.












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