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  • Cornberg sandstone facies. In geology, facies are a body of rock with specified characteristics.[1] Ideally, a facies is a distinctive rock unit that forms under certain conditions of sedimentation, reflecting a particular process or environment. — “Facies - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • Diagram showing metamorphic facies in pressure-temperature space. The name facies was first used for specific sedimentary environments in sedimentary rocks by Swiss geologist Amanz Gressly in 1838. — “Metamorphic facies - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • Greenschist facies is determined by the particular temperature and pressure conditions Metamorphic conditions which create typical greenschist facies assemblages are called the Barrovian Facies Sequence, and the lower-pressure Abukuma Facies Series. — “Greenschist - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org

Quotations

  • "Agros divisere atque dedere Pro facie cujusque, et viribus ingenioque; Nam facies multum valuit, viresque vigebant." — “Essays” by Michel de Montaigne

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