Definition of Hornfels in English :

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Hornfels meaning in English

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Hornfels

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Noun

1. hornfels, hornstone

a fine-grained metamorphic rock formed by the action of heat on clay rocks

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Hornfels

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noun
a hard compact fine-grained metamorphic rock formed by the action of heat from a magmatic intrusion on neighbouring sedimentary rocks
. Also called: hornstone

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Hornfels

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nounWord forms: plural ˈhornˌfels
a fine-grained metamorphic rock usually formed at shallow depths

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Hornfels

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n. pl. hornfels
A fine-grained metamorphic rock composed of quartz, feldspar, mica, and other minerals, formed by the metamorphism of sedimentary rocks from heat associated with magma.

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