Eclogite main content.


Part of Hall of Planet Earth.

Eclogite AMNH/R.Mickens

Exhibition Text

This rare sample, also from the deep crust, contains tiny red garnets and dark green pyroxene that formed at 50 to 60 kilometers below the surface, at 600 degrees Centigrade.

Provided by Prof. Volker Dietrich, Eidgenössische

For Educators

Topic: Earth Science

Subtopic: Minerals and Resources

Keywords: Eclogite, Geology, Earth (Planet)--Crust

Audience: General