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1 Definition
1.1 Definition
Mylonite is a metamorphic rock formed by ductile deformation during intense shearing encountered during folding and faulting, a process termed cataclastic or dynamic metamorphism
1.2 History
1.2.1 Origin
New Zealand
1.2.2 Discoverer
Unknown
1.3 Etymology
From Greek mulōn mill + -ite
1.4 Class
Metamorphic Rocks
1.4.1 Sub-Class
Durable Rock, Medium Hardness Rock
1.5 Family
1.5.1 Group
Not Applicable
1.6 Other Categories
Fine Grained Rock, Opaque Rock

Define Mylonite

Mylonite is one of the important type of rocks. If we have to define Mylonite in general, Mylonite is a metamorphic rock formed by ductile deformation during intense shearing encountered during folding and faulting, a process termed cataclastic or dynamic metamorphism. Mylonite comes under Metamorphic Rocks. All Metamorphic Rocks have similar properties and formation process. Along with Mylonite Definition, know more about the History of Mylonite, Etymology of Mylonite in next sections.

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