Andres Gallego

Andres Gallego

This summer I spent four weeks looking at Metamorphosed Phyllites from Peloponnesus, Greece. These rocks formed from the subduction of the African plate into the Eurasian plate. The rocks (already obtained) were analyzed as they contain blueschist facies assemblages – specifically the minerals, glaucophane, lawsonite, and carpholite, which form particularly in subduction zones. There have been several studies conducted in this area and will be used as references during the process. The rocks were made into thin sections and were analyzed under the Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) and petrographic microscope. Ultimately, using these tools along with knowledge attained from past research projects, I hope to attain an understanding of the pressure/temperature gradient in which the phyllites formed over the course of millions of years.  

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