- GeoRef, Copyright 2004, American Geological Institute. Reference includes data from Bibliography and Index of Geology Exclusive of North America, Geological Society of America, Boulder, CO, United States
In the region east of the south-western belt of Ceylon, garnet is stable in biotite-bearing pelitic rocks which belong to the hornblende-granulite subfacies. In the south-western belt, which includes Zone B of the eastern part of the Gampaha sheet, garnet is unstable in biotite-bearing pelitic rocks, garnet reacting with biotite to produce cordierite which has a widespread occurrence in the belt to which it is confined. To accommodate the stable cordierite-bearing pelitic assemblages the erection of a cordierite-granulite subfacies is necessary. Wollastonite-bearing rocks, which commonly occur in the belt and are confined to it, belong to the cordierite-granulite subfacies.