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1 1 Sandstone Schist Intermediate Crust Limestone Schist Magma Lower Crust SCOTLAND, United Kingdom Latitude 57° N Longitude 04° W Scotland was raised in the Caledonian orogeny 400 million years ago. This pressure produced the gneiss shown in the photo. Dynamic Metamorphism The least common type of metamorphism, dynamic metamorphism happens when the large-scale movement of the crust along fault systems causes the rocks to be compressed. Great rock masses thrust over others. Where they come in contact new metamorphic rocks, called cataclasites and mylonites, are formed.
5 inches (4 cm) in diameter. These materials are placed in a pile that is treated with a solution of water and sulfuric acid. This process is called lixiviation, or leaching. Lixiviation is a hydro-metallurgic treatment that makes it possible to obtain copper present in the oxidized minerals. The treated material begins the process of sulfatation of copper contained in the oxidized minerals. 56 % TUNEL Diameter of the pit ELECTROLYTIC POOL COLECTOR FORMATION OF THE MINE Surface mines take the shape of large terraced pits, which grow ever deeper and wider.
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