[hawrn-felz] /ˈhɔrn fɛlz/

a dark, fine-grained metamorphic rock, the result of recrystallization of siliceous or argillaceous sediments by contact metamorphism.
a hard compact fine-grained metamorphic rock formed by the action of heat from a magmatic intrusion on neighbouring sedimentary rocks Also called hornstone
A fine-grained metamorphic rock having a uniform grain size and formed by contact metamorphism.


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