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Glaucophane Schist is also known as Blueschist. The blue-green colour comes from the dominant presence of the minerals Glaucophane (amphibole) & Lawsonite (related to epidote). These specimens were collected from the Isle of Anglesey, North Wales.
Glaucophane schist also known as Blueschist is a metavolcanic rock that forms by the metamorphism of basalt and rocks with similar composition at high pressures and low temperatures, approximately corresponding to a depth of 15 to 30 kilometers and 200 to ~500 degrees Celsius. The blue color of the rock comes from the presence of the predominant minerals glaucophane and lawsonite. Usually fine grained due to the rapidity & low temperatures of the mechanism involved. However, porphyritic varieties can be found. This example is from the Isle of Anglesey, N. Wales. Specimens are supplied in labelled card trays.