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Glacier ice

A mono-mineralic type of rock, composed of crystals of the mineral ice, formed through metamorphism of snowflakes. Metamorphism results in recrystallization, increased density, and the growth of hexagonal crystals. This ice comprises the majority of the mass of a glacier. Intermediate stages include firn and neve.

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  • Industry/Domain: Water bodies
  • Category: Glaciers
  • Government Agency: USGS
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