DeVore, George W. Department of Geology, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida.
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A class of metamorphic rocks with one of the amphibole minerals as the dominant constituent. Most of the amphibolites are dark green to black crystalline rocks that occur as extensive layers widely distributed in mountain belts and deeply eroded shield areas of the continental crust. Amphibolite is the main country rock that has been intruded by the large granite masses found in most mountain ranges, with small and large masses of amphibolite present also as inclusions in granites. See also: Amphibole
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