sericitization

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sericitization

(ˌsɛrɪsɪtaɪˈzeɪʃən) or

sericitisation

n
the process of transforming into sericite
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K- feldspar has been broken-down into microcrystalline quartz and muscovite by sericitisation process.
Alteration comprises variable silicification, sericitisation, chloritisation and widespread carbonate alteration.
The granite adjacent to the N100-110[degrees]E fracture system is affected by a low temperature hydrothermal alteration process that has led to the chloritisation of biotite, the sericitisation and illitisation of albite and less intensively of K-feldspars.